I have read the novel. Fun read but a bit heavy on the IT/tech/science side which is perfectly consistent with the author’s background and the background of the lead character. Sort of MacGiver gets stranded on Mars.
Nice to read sci-fi that is pretty close to sci-fact for a change.
Several very positive advanced screening reviews have been posted on line about the movie.
I like most of the work Matt Damon has done as an actor, and from the previews I have seen, I think he will nail the quirky character of Astronaut Mark Watney and make the movie.
Looking forward to seeing it in the theater. Probably will buy the DVD as well.