Now that's want I'm talking about!
When was the last time you stopped reading because you were holding your breath and too fretful to read on? When have you had to check with the friend about the ending before reading one more page? When have you actually fist pumped and whooped while reading? When have you felt like you were not just reading, you felt like you were really there? That's how I felt reading The Martian. I have no idea what made me try it but yahoo to my 'give it a try' instincts. I should have been overwhelmed with all the technical & mathematical jargon but it never bothered me. I never got bored. Oh and I laughed out loud more than a few times and yelped a massive Noooo that caused people near me to check if I was alright
Honestly, what more can I ask of a book?