Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! I’m powering through revisions and am emotionally unprepared for how cold it’s going to get over the weekend here in the Boston area. In the meantime, here’s a look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or under.

Reading: The Martian by Andy Weir
Fun and funny and loved how it embraced science. Mentally cast Anthony Mackie as Watney.

Writing: “…pretend that I have a little more creativity than spiking the punch at College Night.”
Character has standards for his pranks.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fifteen

  1. cricketmuse says:

    There is so much chat about the book and the movie that I feel compelled to check it out, but I am not a fan of space themes–it usually ends up in sadness, tragedy, deceit, loss. And space is so claustrophobic, due to no windows (it’s like being in a big closet). Is it really that good?

    • Annie Cardi says:

      Without too much of a spoiler, The Martian is an oddly positive novel, considering it’s about a guy who gets accidentally abandoned on Mars. But it’s definitely more of a pulp-y action novel–the characters aren’t too deep, and the dialogue isn’t that fresh, but it’s a fun read, especially if you’re looking for sci-fi that’s very heavy on the sci. Reading it, I thought “oh man, this is totally meant to be a movie” in both good and bad ways. I might do a larger post about it and my reaction to reading it, so more thoughts to come. Let me know if you end up reading/seeing it!

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