Pat and I went to see The Martian yesterday in a late matinee at the local theatre.  In 3D which cost more.

Fabulous movie.  I had been waiting since early summer when I heard the movie was in production and to see it.

Last year James sent me the e book of The Martian by Andy Weir.  He said “Dad I think you will like this book”.

I had not heard of it before and have not been a fan of Science Fiction in years, but my son recommended it so I read it.

Now I read about 40 books a year and have some opinions on what is a good book.  The Martian turned out to be the best book I read in 2014.  I could not stop reading it.  This guy marooned on Mars was me.  Handy, resourceful and yet amusing.

You have to see this movie.

Now Pat and I do not go to the theatre very often these days and yet a week before we went to see Everest.  Another great movie that has to be viewed on the big screen.  Two good movies in a week although the Martian was better.

This was a book and a movie that I will read and watch again.

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