I absolutely adored this book. I am a huge fan of Michael Crichton, and this gave me very similar vibes. The attention to scientific detail and humor is everything. I loved how much detail was provided when Mark Watney solved problems, and how he used a realistic tone to explain how he was feeling. The movie adaptation was entertaining, but I felt like Matt Damon was an odd pick for Watney. My only real criticism of the book as well as the movie, is that the end seems rushed. In both cases, a few more pages/running time would wrap things up nicely. Overall, I have to thank this sub for this recommendation, and I’m going to read Artemis next.
Edit: Wow, lots of love for this book! I appreciate all the feedback, especially the lively debate around Artemis. I’m not sure who I would pick to replace Matt Damon, but I’d say someone like Domhnall Gleeson. I loved his performance in Ex Machina. Also, I don’t really do audiobooks, but I appreciate the recommendations, and I’m sure others appreciate them as well.
2020 : Almost Over
Weather : Here Comes Sunshine
Darkness : Got to Give
Billy's Hat : Shit Wrong Band
Bobby's Hat : Cowboy
SET 1 [10:01 - 11:18]
Father New Year Speech 1 @
New Speedway Boogie
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Music Never Stopped >
Easy Answers >
Music Never Stopped
SET 2 [11:21 - 11:57]
Friend of the Devil
Blue Yodel #8 *
The Other One >
SET 3 [11:57 - 12:35] (with The Wolf Pack)
Father New Year Speech 2 @
Dark Star >
Days Between >
ENCORE [12:36 - 12:49]
Touch of Grey
Father New Year Speech 3 @
@ with Bill Walton
* with Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Link to Show (Currently $24.99)
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Finally got around to reading the advanced copy I won off a Goodreads giveaway (Side note; did not realize anyone actually won those, just figured it was a way to gauge interest and harvest data) and holy shit but that was truly a good read.
It had a lot of the same charms as The Martian but in a much larger scale. The science was all there (presumably bent in a few places for plot purposes. Definitely lots of "science-ing the shit out of it" moments. And enough action to keep me glued to it for two evenings straight. 10 years ago I would have called out of work this morning and just spent all night finishing it in one go, unfortunately I'm a real adult now.
Either way, if this one isn't on your radar it should be.
Just went to cross the Salmon Weir coming from the hospital towards courthouse, there were a few Garda cars, fire response, ambulances, and what looked like no traffic crossing. Looked big, possibly hope people involved were okay. Any idea what caused it?
Can someone explain to me why Y’all wanted these 3 men to get paired with male pros.
And before someone downvotes me and calls me homophobic let me clarify, I am a gay man myself who is all for LGBT representation and acceptance, However Dancing is not a hand in marriage or a relationship it doesn’t define one’s sexuality. I actually find it slight Homophobic that y’all think gay men especially feminine ones should be paired with men just for that reason. I’m surprised someone didn’t say Michael Sam should’ve been paired with a man.
By: Andy Weir
You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.
“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?”
“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
“More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked.
“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
“My kids… my wife,” you said.
“What about them?”
“Will they be all right?”
“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”
You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”
“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”
I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass o... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a librarian. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to receive advanced reader’s copies of books. About a month ago I received Project Hail Mary. I’ve already reviewed it in several places but honestly can’t stop thinking about this book. It’s his best yet. It was SO very good. One of those reads where nothing else lives up for a while. I feel like I’ve been walking around with a void to fill. The worst part is that nobody else I know will read it for months, so I have nobody to discuss it with! Do yourself a favor and grab it when you can!
Hi folks. I was on a stroll with a friend this evening and came across a distressed male along the walkway from bridge St to Salmon weir. We stopped to keep an eye on him. He eventually hopped over the barrier and threatened to jump. We talked to him and did our best to calm him down (18:30). He eventually got back in and got aggressive with us. Told us to get away. We followed from a distance and called the guards. He eventually ran away (18:45).
Description: 6ft tall. Well built , definitely works out. Short brown hair and rectangular glasses. Wearing Grey sweat shirt and track suit. Not irish, american I think (maybe european that learned english from tv).
This is not 100% relevant to the show but I think I see a lot of Chris McCandless in Lindsey. Similar to Chris she is a good student looking to understand life through a different lens. It’s definitely a stretch but I see a connection between the two characters, especially when Lindsey goes off with the Dead Heads to experience life. I know it isn’t a prolific connection, just something I thought about since I had watched “Into the Wild” not too long ago.
Personally besides the obvious like Ren x Nora, and Pyhrra x Jaune i really like Ruby x Crescent Rose (lol jkjk joke) anyways one weird but intresting one was Jaune x Jinn, and the extra weird ones being Jaune x any older female (like glynda or raven its fun to read weird to actually think about).