The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon Deal of the Day
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The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon Deal of the Day

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Edited by:"tiggerloveslife"Found 17th Oct
The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon Deal of the Day.

I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

Also available at this price on Kobo. Nothing exclusive about this price to Amazon.
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Matt Damon
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Paperback 1.99 in Sainsbury’s

good price for kindle
Edited by: "Russonf" 17th Oct

Better than the film

I have calculated I have almost 12 years of reading material on my kindle and bookshelf... but I need this

Ilikehotdeals121 m ago

I have calculated I have almost 12 years of reading material on my kindle …I have calculated I have almost 12 years of reading material on my kindle and bookshelf... but I need this

Can I see your calculations please? Remember you always get marks for the demonstrating your method even if the answer is not correct in the end
Edited by: "parasitemol" 17th Oct

Far superior to the film - but I did enjoy the film!

AudioBook > Book > Film

davidmcmillan31 m ago

Far superior to the film - but I did enjoy the film!


The top review on Goodreads says what bothered me about the film is just as present in the book: namely that the protagonist is a super-intelligent, wise-cracking, cool-headed Mary Sue that drains away all the interest and tension because he never acts like a real person or in real danger.

Edit: And quite a lot of the other reviews
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 17th Oct

abdullah1994uk122 m ago

AudioBook > Book > Film


I thought all of them were boring (unless you're a science student). Really dragged with a predictable ending.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Oct

This book re-kindled (pun intended) my love of reading. Well worth a quid!

As with many of these advertised offers at the moment (e.g. Ben Aaronovitch's River Of London) the same offer is available on Kobo (and maybe other eBook stores for all I know).

It annoys me that even the publishers act like the offers are only on Kindle on social media. I know it's market leader by far, but they basically have a monopoly so competition should be encouraged.

Picard12324 m ago

I thought all of them were boring (unless you're a science student). …I thought all of them were boring (unless you're a science student). Really dragged with a predictable ending.


Spoiler alert: he turns out to be human all along.

Not sure why you'd consume it in the third medium after having been bored by the other two first...

mackdaddy26 m ago

Spoiler alert: he turns out to be human all along.Not sure why you'd …Spoiler alert: he turns out to be human all along.Not sure why you'd consume it in the third medium after having been bored by the other two first...


Watched the film but had to keep on FF'ing as it was so slow and predictable.

Tried the book but that was tedious as it was like reading a science textbook.

Then tried the audiobook to see if that was better but only slightly.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Oct

Also 99p on Google Books...

Matt Damon

A great book. Honestly, you may well waste a pound on worse things today but if you are one of the majority who like it that's a quid well spent.

crumpetman4 h, 15 m ago

Better than the film




Aren't they always? You cant adequately fit 300-odd pages into a 2hr film.
Useless comment.

Matt Damon!

EndemicAlarm4 h, 5 m ago

The top review on Goodreads says what bothered me about the film is just …The top review on Goodreads says what bothered me about the film is just as present in the book: namely that the protagonist is a super-intelligent, wise-cracking, cool-headed Mary Sue that drains away all the interest and tension because he never acts like a real person or in real danger.Edit: And quite a lot of the other reviews

So do you think Jim Lovell would have performed any differently to mark watney.

I already have the audio book and really enjoyed it also 2 ver non technical ladies in the car enjoyed the story although they obviously didnt understand the science.

Picard12311 h, 56 m ago

Watched the film but had to keep on FF'ing as it was so slow and …Watched the film but had to keep on FF'ing as it was so slow and predictable. Tried the book but that was tedious as it was like reading a science textbook.Then tried the audiobook to see if that was better but only slightly.


Why? Thought it was great. Was it because there were no explosions and shooting for your little brain

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Picard12312 h, 12 m ago

Watched the film but had to keep on FF'ing as it was so slow and …Watched the film but had to keep on FF'ing as it was so slow and predictable. Tried the book but that was tedious as it was like reading a science textbook.Then tried the audiobook to see if that was better but only slightly.


You think this one was slow....try Blade Runner 2049... at 163 minutes it was more of an endurance test than an enjoyment...couldn't even fast forward it as I saw it at the cinema and have a feeling the other people there might have objected

tiggerloveslife6 m ago

You think this one was slow....try Blade Runner 2049... at 163 minutes it …You think this one was slow....try Blade Runner 2049... at 163 minutes it was more of an endurance test than an enjoyment...couldn't even fast forward it as I saw it at the cinema and have a feeling the other people there might have objected


I've heard mixed reviews about BR 2049. Some say its quite a spectacle, others say it's very shallow with cardboard cutout characters. Too many films from Hollywood these days are just formulaic rehashed nonsense.

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Picard12336 m ago

I've heard mixed reviews about BR 2049. Some say its quite a spectacle, …I've heard mixed reviews about BR 2049. Some say its quite a spectacle, others say it's very shallow with cardboard cutout characters. Too many films from Hollywood these days are just formulaic rehashed nonsense.


Ok, well, I'm sure there are some people who think it was incredible but in my opinion it was dire - wooden one dimensional characterisation (apart from the dog that appeared for about 15 minutes and if nothing else was a welcome distraction from the rest of the cast) and a story line that just dragged on and on with very little happening....163 minutes of my life I can't get back and at my age I really can't afford to waste that much time...lol...oh and before anyone says you can't have seen the original, I have so do have something to compare it to

I thought Blade Runner 2049 was amazing. A total visual and auditory experience. Didn't drag at all for me. And prefer it to the original.

The book it's based off is cerainly better than the original film.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

If you like long, visual experiences you should like BR 2049. If you liked Interstellar and Arrival you'll probably like it.

My brother found Interstellar boring, despite liking sci fi, so he's probably one of the people that won't like BR 2049.

Anyway, I'd watch it in the cinema for sure, to get the most out of the experience. IMAX if you can.

And cheers OP, was waiting for this to come down in price. Will read it before I watch it.

I'm a Kindle member. Just tried the link and it's showing at £1.99.
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