The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

The Martian #1

Andy Weir

fiction science fiction adventurous tense fast-paced

369 pages | first published 2012

Description

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himse...
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Moods

adventurous 90%
funny 77%
tense 53%
hopeful 39%
inspiring 36%
informative 30%
emotional 20%
lighthearted 14%
challenging 13%
reflective 5%
dark 2%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%
sad 0%

Pace

fast 49%
medium 44%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 44% | A mix: 31% | Character: 23%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 63% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.31