lets start by saying I do not work for any publishing company or have any other link to this book......
Secondly..... Wow, just wow.
if this little gem hasn't come across your path, your in for a real treat,
I got told of this book by my brother in law, and bought the audio book to listen on my long and boring drive to work, I found myself sitting in the
car parked up in the work car park struggling to pull myself away, if you (like me) is a bit of a space freak and love anything to do with space
exploration, this is the book for you,
what is even more interesting is Andy Weir wrote this story with no advice from NASA, he is a self confessed nerd
This story had me hooked, and was happy to find out that a movie is being made of this story, and looking at the trailer it has stayed very close to
the original story (Yay!)
The Martian Trailer:
This is when Andy Weir met Adam Savage on Tested, who is a huge fan of the book
I cant post a YouTube video with the full 10 hour audio book here (something to do with T&C's) but i'm sure anyone really interested could follow the
I don't want to ruin this for anyone and don't want to post too much, but the trailer (above), will wet your appetite!
So, my fellow ATS members, who has read it? who is halfway in? who is looking for a good read?
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edit on 27/6/15 by Phatdamage because: (no reason given)
Speaking of screen adaptations apparently Dan Simmons' Hyperion is getting a screen adaptation as well, but I don't know how that will work,
It's a great (Hugo award winning) novel but I don't see how it could translate to screen.
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How can you judge a film before you've seen the film, the trailer looks good
Trust me. We are talking about a man you cannot even watch an illusionist performance with because he will pick everything apart instead of enjoying
it for what it is. He simply has no faith in the script to deliver what he loves best about the book - the nerdy bits. He thinks they will have to
angstify it in order to make it palatable to modern audiences, which mean removing the bits that really made the book so interesting and fun. And in
general I do tend to agree - the book is almost always better than the movie.
That and we neither one have much faith in Matt Damon to carry the movie. You either need an actor who can submerge self and make you forget who it is
for two hours, or someone who is likeable enough that you want to watch them for two hours. We don't think Matt Damon is that actor for
edit on 28-6-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)
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