This book had a lot of great reviews on Cannonball. After reading the preview, I really liked the voice of the main character. Overall I did enjoy the book, but it got a little repetitive for me. Every day for Mark Watney is about survival, there are successes and failures, none of his plans work perfectly. I felt like I was reading Life of Pi on Mars. I did like how the narrative was broken up with what was going on back on Earth to save him. I give this book 3 stars.