En Smakebit På Søndag #20

Det blir to korte smakebiter denne gangen, tatt fra The Martian av Andy Weir.

Fra baksiden av boken: 

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills?and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit?he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Første smakebit, fra begynnelsen av boken:
"I’m pretty much fucked.
That’s my considered opinion.
Six days into what should be the greatest two months of my life, and it’s turned into a nightmare.
I don’t even know who’ll read this. I guess someone will find it eventually. Maybe a hundred years from now.
For the record… I didn’t die on Sol 6. Certainly the rest of the crew thought I did, and I can’t blamethem. Maybe there’ll be a day of national mourning for me, and my Wikipedia page will say, “Mark Watney is the only human being to have died on Mars.”
And it’ll be right, probably. ’Cause I’ll surely die here. Just not on Sol 6 when everyone thinks I did."

Andre smakebit, tatt fra et stykke ut i boken: 
"Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. 
Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped."

Flere smakebiter finner du her 



  1. Tack för smakbiten. Trots att det här inte känns riktigt som min typ av bok är jag sugen på att läsa den!

    1. Jeg må innrømme at jeg var litt skeptisk til boken, men jeg ble positivt overrasket =)

  2. Valde precis samma utdrag som du (den översta) när jag hade med den som smakbit :)

    1. Hehe =) Det var jo en veldig passende smakebit ;-)

  3. Den här boken har jag i stort sett endast hört gott om, är så nyfiken på den :) Tack för smakbiten.

    1. Håper du blir fornøyd om du leser den. Det ble i alle fall jeg =)

  4. har läst om Ensam på Mars i så många bloggar. nu är jag riktigt nyfiken! tack för smakebiten!

    1. For min del var den verdt å lese. Håper du også liker den, om du bestemmer deg for å lese den =)

  5. Har sett den boken på många bloggar. Tack för smakbiten!

  6. Jag älskade den här boken och nu väntar jag otåligt på filmen :)

  7. Er du ferdig med boken nå? Liker du den? Den er på leselisten min!

  8. Ble ferdig med den for ca en uke siden ;-) Jeg likte den veldig godt :-)


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