A real scientific thriller. I could not put it down. What if you were on a manned mission to Mars and your crew left you for dead in the throws of a killer storm on the martian surface? What would you do? Give up? Pray? If you are astronaut Mark Watney, you have 2 problems; communicate with earth that you are alive and figure out how to survive 'til an unlikely mission returns in 4 years. It will soon be out as a movie, but read the book first. It's a page turner! A Adams.