Friday, 6 November 2015
Being such an on the ball happening person it has taken me four years to get around to reading Andy Weir's The Martian. I'll keep my review short. I really enjoyed reading the book.
Are there quibbles. Yes, sure there are. The weather scene.
My critical observation; the hero would've lost a lot of weight after 18 months on a 1200 calorie a day diet. Like the former criticism it's really not that big a deal because stories are more than putting squicky details into the description because sometime it can be too much. Of course, if this had been a body horror story then it would be different.
So I'm looking forward to getting the movie on disc soon.
This week I've been acting as a Beta reader for a friend of mine, going through his short story and being very critical. In the process I've learnt some stuff about my own writing and the quirks and foibles I fall into. Having Beta readers and acting as one for others is one way of upping one's game.
No boring word counts this time, so that's it for another week.