I am about 25% through with this book and I must say that it is fantastic up to this point. I have read a review that states that the character development of the minor characters is lacking but I can’t make that judgment up to this point. Weir has made the main character astronaut Mark Watney into a man without any fear. His use of botany and mechanical engineering are unmatched and it goes to show how much effort the author did in preparation for this character. His thought process in always searching for a solution is very encouraging to me in the daily problem solving that I face every day.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reporting on this as I finish this up, hopefully this week. I have included a video by the author from February of this year that I hope you will enjoy.