Post by hellocookie on Jan 4, 2015 21:05:06 GMT -5
The first ever Missfits Book Club is happening on January 26, 2015. The first book up for discussion is The Martian by Andy Weir. Come discuss the book before we do our official hangout and we'll make sure to include these thread talks in the show. Please make sure to keep this discussion board SPOILER FREE and if you want to discuss spoilers, do so in the other board for The Martian .
Post by hellocookie on Jan 10, 2015 12:41:03 GMT -5
Replying to my own thread like a chaaaaaamp! But I actually have input now that I've started the book.
I LOVE that The Martian includes so much legit science stuff and the whole book is basically science jargon but Andy Weir makes it oddly accessible and easy to read. None of it feels like it's going over my head and making me feel like an idiot. It doesn't dumb things down, even though you don't necessarily understand everything and it's very clearly written by an intelligent person.
The book is so bleak but it's oddly hilarious too. I guess thats meant to be part of Mark's coping mechanism with what's happening but I didn't expect the humour to be as extensive as it is. It makes the book that much more enjoyable and I'm SO happy that we've begun this book for book club since I might've otherwise missed out.
Post by sailormarvel on Jan 10, 2015 15:35:05 GMT -5
Hello! I completely agree with Stephanie, I wouldn't have picked up this book at all if it wasn't for the Missfits book club. And I would have missed an absolutely brilliant book. I haven't been able to put it down. And I haven't found it bleak at all, surprisingly! I mean, I know it is terribly bleak but I have found it so life-affirming and quite joyous at points.
Fab idea you guys! I hope the book club will become a monthly thing, or at least an ongoing thing
Post by megamaramon on Jan 11, 2015 23:30:50 GMT -5
I caught this book as it was going through the galleys before it came out. I had read a little bit of the beginning, but life caught up to me and I had to put it aside. I'm thrilled that, not only do I have an excuse to pick it up again, but I will be talking about it in depth with other book geeks.
This is truly a hard sci-fi book. I usually avoid these books, trending more towards fantasy and space opera stuff like Sirantha Jax. But The Martian is so palatable. I can easily see why it became so popular last year.
I've got my feet on the ground and I don't go to sleep to dream