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Posted 11th Aug

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Was looking for this book and was £7.99 on Amazon, browse Google and first website to come up was The Works on offer

Hopefully a good book, loved the film.


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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 himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive – and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. Damaged machinery, the unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.
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Code DEAL20 will bring it down to £1.60

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The book is as good as the film that was based on it, but the tether scene is properly written rather than the weird underwater physics version in the movie.
Still haven't seen the film but loved the book!
Ordered, with discount. Thanks, Peeps.
EndlessWaves11/08/2019 21:19

The book is as good as the film that was based on it, but the tether scene …The book is as good as the film that was based on it, but the tether scene is properly written rather than the weird underwater physics version in the movie.



I found the book far better than the film - great reading
Quite happy to go with the cliche - the book is much better than the film!

I was watching the film the other night with the missus and was saying, in the book there's a lot more explanation of why he's doing what's doing to survive, becoming a bit more of a science fact film than science fiction. Also, even with the extended version of the film, there is a bit towards the end that never made it
I liked the movie, if you say that book is better that it, the deal is also worth taking.
chris_kinnear12/08/2019 10:31

Quite happy to go with the cliche - the book is much better than the …Quite happy to go with the cliche - the book is much better than the film!I was watching the film the other night with the missus and was saying, in the book there's a lot more explanation of why he's doing what's doing to survive, becoming a bit more of a science fact film than science fiction. Also, even with the extended version of the film, there is a bit towards the end that never made it


Which would then be longer than all 3 hobbits and LOTR (extended, super directors cuts with the addition 3 days of footage) played back to back with adverts.
chris_kinnear12/08/2019 10:31

Quite happy to go with the cliche - the book is much better than the …Quite happy to go with the cliche - the book is much better than the film!I was watching the film the other night with the missus and was saying, in the book there's a lot more explanation of why he's doing what's doing to survive, becoming a bit more of a science fact film than science fiction. Also, even with the extended version of the film, there is a bit towards the end that never made it


As mentioned already. It's the same with every movie adaptation. The art in adapting a book into a movie is to retain what made the book good (or bad, depending on the reader). It retained most of that for me. I enjoyed both.
Edited by: "rev6" 12th Aug
Book is good. Not for everyone as it can get technical but worth a read definitely
rev612/08/2019 12:55

As mentioned already. It's the same with every movie adaptation. The art …As mentioned already. It's the same with every movie adaptation. The art in adapting a book into a movie is to retain what made the book good (or bad, depending on the reader). It retained most of that for me. I enjoyed both.


Agreed, they adapted it well. There were a couple of parts where I was expecting something to happen and then it didn't, but I can see why they didn't. It's also difficult to transcribe lots of maths and calculations onto the big screen, but they did it well with all the potatoes I think
on of the few examples when movie is better than book imo
I would have thought this would be a good accompaniment as the movie was quite rare by being stuffed with actual science.
Great book - definitely some bits in the film that are more fiction-y than the book, but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed the film too
The book is so much better than the film. The film felt like he was on holiday by comparison.
Great book if you haven't read it
Thanks for posting @philip.middleton we have added this to the Highlights pages
I loved the film but the book was like a science lesson, safe to say I prefer the film.
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