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    The Martian

    by Andy Weir

    I started it over again as soon as I finished it last night .. for bits I may have missed the first time.

    I only watched a little of castaway, but for any of you who saw that or read it, this is the mars version - only better.

    Every once in a while, you get that book that reads like a movie in your head - this was that kind of book. I enjoyed all the characters and plot twists and it had me hooked from the first chapter.

    I want to meet Astronaut Mark Watney
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    I hadn't heard of it but The Martian by Andy Weir — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists suggests it's very popular. I've never bought a book for my Kindle but this might be the time to find out how.
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    That was distressingly simple, I knew I had a good reason never to try buying a book on my Kindle. Now I'll have to fight off potential addiction every time I pick the reader up. It's been a wonderful tool so far, I've fed it from Project Gutenberg, but finally it's seen the wide-open spaces of Amazon.

    The main character expresses himself through the medium of profanity, by the look of it.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    That was distressingly simple, I knew I had a good reason never to try buying a book on my Kindle. Now I'll have to fight off potential addiction every time I pick the reader up. It's been a wonderful tool so far, I've fed it from Project Gutenberg, but finally it's seen the wide-open spaces of Amazon.

    The main character expresses himself through the medium of profanity, by the look of it.
    I was a little concerned with the f bombs at the beginning but it seemed to be a reaction to the situation he was dealing with emotionally initially. I didn't walk away with the impression he just threw them in to throw them in... it was more in reaction ti moments of excitement or being scared or frustrated
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    Re: The Martian

    Quote Originally Posted by flopstock View Post
    I was a little concerned with the f bombs at the beginning but it seemed to be a reaction to the situation he was dealing with emotionally initially. I didn't walk away with the impression he just threw them in to throw them in... it was more in reaction ti moments of excitement or being scared or frustrated
    I read the sample and only noticed the one or two, as Flopstock pointed out, that seem to be the emotional reaction to the situation. I will have to read it, but I have so many on my list, now, and have been so busy. It does look promising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I read the sample and only noticed the one or two, as Flopstock pointed out, that seem to be the emotional reaction to the situation. I will have to read it, but I have so many on my list, now, and have been so busy. It does look promising.
    I got so hooked that I bought the audible version for when I'd be driving. Now as I'm re-reading I hear the narrators voice in my head - he did an excellent job, IMO.
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    Re: The Martian

    So, it gonna be a movie
    The Martian (2015) - IMDb

    Reckon I'd better get to reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    That was distressingly simple, I knew I had a good reason never to try buying a book on my Kindle. Now I'll have to fight off potential addiction every time I pick the reader up. It's been a wonderful tool so far, I've fed it from Project Gutenberg, but finally it's seen the wide-open spaces of Amazon.
    I knew it was a slippery slope. This is my order history for the last 40 days, and I've red all of them.

    10 June 2015 Riflemen Form: A Study of the Rifle Volunteer Movement 1859-1908 Ian F. W. Beckett
    8 June 2015 The Peripheral William Gibson
    7 June 2015 Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir Alan Cumming
    31 May 2015 Rikki Fulton's How I Found God, and Why He Was Hiding from Me. Tony Roper, Rikki Fulton
    31 May 2015 The Steamie Tony Roper
    31 May 2015 Is it That Time Already?: The Autobiography Rikki Fulton
    26 May 2015 Seveneves Neal Stephenson
    19 May 2015 Existence David Brin
    15 May 2015 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke
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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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