March 25, 2023
640 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Community READ Event - Spoilers Book Club: "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Saturday, March 25, 2023
The Spoilers Book Club reads books that are turned into movies. We read the book and get together to watch the film. We compare the two and discuss what we did and didn't like.
This month, Spoilers Book Club focuses on The Martian by Andy Weir, nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s "The Great American Read." (Weir's title Project Hail Mary is the 2023 Coronado Community READ.)
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. Drawing on his ingenuity, 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?
Rated PG-13; 141 minutes.