'The Martian – the most gripping book I’ve read in a long time...' blog discussion

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  • Errata
    Errata Posts: 38,230
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    If you enjoyed it, you might also enjoy the film "Silent Running".
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • VT82
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    Sounds good.

    I don't have an e-reader. Can you buy it and read it on a laptop?
  • tocsin
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    VT82 wrote: »
    Sounds good.

    I don't have an e-reader. Can you buy it and read it on a laptop?

    You can get a Kindle reader for the laptop - free, I believe, and just buy ebooks from Amazon to send to the reader app.
  • tocsin
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    I don't do Facebook, so can't comment on Martin's page, but:

    Just been to Amazon, the book is being withdrawn on 30 Apr (deal with a publisher), so if you want it, get your skates on!
  • Redyam
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    I have read this book, and I agree, it is really good for 77p. I've already recommended it to friends.
  • I went to Amazon to buy this and it says

    "The adventures of an astronaut stranded on Mars. IMPORTANT NOTE: The rights to The Martian have been sold to a major publication house. So The Martian will no longer be available for digital purchase after April 30, 2013. "
  • VT82
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    Will do. Thanks for the heads up!
  • lostinrates
    lostinrates Posts: 55,283
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    Thanks for the recommendation, i downloaded it and have started reading it, But has to be said there is an awful lot of dross in the 'under £2.99' section or the free best sellers along with the very rare new gem.
  • Mandelbrot
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    edited 26 April 2013 at 1:11AM
    I went to Amazon to buy this and it says

    "The adventures of an astronaut stranded on Mars. IMPORTANT NOTE: The rights to The Martian have been sold to a major publication house. So The Martian will no longer be available for digital purchase after April 30, 2013. "

    It's all been done before, of course ;)
    e.g. 1964 film "Robinson Crusoe on Mars", and other films; plus numerous stories over the years of various lengths and quality.
  • Rafter
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    Not often I can say that Martin Lewis has cost me money.

    But looks like my kind of read and 77p isn't going to ruin the budget.

    Amazon must be scratching their heads and wondering why downloads have gone through the roof!

    Thanks for the tip.

    R.
    Smile :), it makes people wonder what you have been up to.
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