Texas City Reads 2015

Texas City Reads 2015: The Martian by Andy Weir is out of this world.

Mark Watney died on Mars. Well, that's what everyone on Earth thinks. Actually, Mark just seemed to die and got left on Mars, which is pretty much the same thing. Now he has to survive for 400 days with food and water meant to last a few months. He also has to figure out a way to cross over 2,000 miles of dangerous Martian terrain just to contact a planet that thinks he's dead. Worst of all he's stuck listening to disco.

We get all this at first straight from Marks' logs, left in case he dies. They are an excellent way to quickly get inside our hero's head and put us in the same mindset he is. One thing that keeps Mark sane and the reader entertained is his uproarious humor. His continuous laughter in the face of death makes him relatable, and draws the reader in.

The Martian has been called Castaway meets Apollo 13, and that's an apt comparison. It is a very realistic look at surviving a hostile planet, so even people wary of Sci-Fi will find a lot to enjoy.

So don't miss out on what is sure to be the novel of the summer. Grab your copy of The Martian at the Circulation Desk today. The book is also available in large print and ebook. Then join us for a lively discussion at the Moore Memorial Public Library on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion of The Martian

When: Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Holland Meeting Room, Moore Memorial Public Library