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Publisher's Summary

Can't get enough of Andy Weir's The Martian? Dive a little deeper into his world, discover hidden treasures, and hang out with Mark Watney just a little longer with this sidekick.
Note: this is an independent companion to The Martian, meant to enhance your experience of the novel. If you have not yet bought Andy Weir's novel, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial Sidekick.
Mark Watney wasn't the mission commander of Ares 3, a month-long expedition to Mars. He was just the science geek, botany guru, and mechanical engineer: the lowest guy on the totem pole and the only one who didn't make it back to the ascent vehicle when the storm hit. Left for dead on the surface of a barren planet, Watney must plumb the depths of his considerable ingenuity and resourcefulness to find a way to survive - and to let the people on Earth know he's still alive.
Praised by The Wall Street Journal as "the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years," The Martian has been on the New York Times best seller list for more than six months. It is Andy Weir's debut novel. With this sidekick, you'll:

Learn what you might have missed on your first experience of Weir's novel
Discover some of the book's secret gems and underlying themes
Explore possible alternate endings and imagine ideas for a prequel
Spend some more time with the characters you've come to know and love, delving deep into their psyches and hidden motives

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ken on 11-26-15

Total Waste of Money

This was my first and last sidekick book. The author presents some ridiculous points as these:

1. Andy Weir wants us to compare our moms to prostitutes
2. Weir calls the land traveling vehicles as a 'rover' to make us to believe that they are metaphors for dogs ... Rover, get it ... dog's name
3. We should compare ourselves to the protagonist because his name is not given until the third chapter and is thus representing any farmer or truck driver (think common man or woman).
4. Apparently there are supposed parallels to Q of the James Bond stories
5. Basically even though men and women are clearly described there are no genders in this story.

I would like to say that alternate endings that are given would be interesting but they are, however, ridiculous

I want my 3 bucks back. These sidekick books are only here to ride on the fame and popularity of award-winning books by other authors.

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2 out of 5 stars
By john on 10-27-15

Dry and academic

I was hoping for someone who had actually researched some of the topics in the book. Disappointed to realize this most closely resembles a school book report.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Prosserc on 02-10-16

Misleading summary

I wasn't aware when I purchased this that it was an unofficial / independent publication. I was hoping for something that would go more into the science behind the book.

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