Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday 56: The Martian

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.  Click here to join in on the fun.
Rules: Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56, or 56% in your eReader.
Find a sentence, or a few, and post it.
Hey, I'm back to doing these!  Hopefully I can do them regularly, again.

This week I'm highlighting The Martian, which I absolutely loved (review to come).  Here's the description taken from goodreads:
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 & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& 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. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
From 56% of The Martian:
"I...I don't get it, Flight," came the confused reply.  "No real status, just a single sentence."
"What's it say?"
"Message reads: 'Houston, be advised: Rich Purnell is a steely-eyed missile man.'"
"What?" Brendan asked.  "Who the hell is Rick Purnell?"

8 comments:

  1. I've heard tons of good things about this book -- and about the movie too! I'll definitely read it.
    My Friday post features The Paragraph Ranch.

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    1. It's worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I have my copy. I have got to get started so I can watch the movie afterwards.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/23/the-friday-56-83-guarded-a-silverton-chronicles-novel/

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    1. You'll really enjoy it, it's a thrill ride. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I really, really, wanna read this one! Hope you've had a great weekend!

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    1. It's fantastic, I think you'll enjoy it very much. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. The book and the movie were both amazing! :) Glad you're back at these!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings), Halloween Giveaway, and Music Monday: Brick + Mortar.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the movie! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to be back at these as well, since they're so much fun.

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