From the first page of the first chapter, this fast paced novel draws in the reader, without too much extraneous details, to obscure the story. This is one novel without the usual extraneous side plots or tedious romance filler. The author keeps to the raw details, emotion and events without censorship. There are enough authentic, science related details about the space mission to keep science fiction and science enthusiasts entertained and engaged. The details about the food supply, and cultivating viable Martian soil to grow potatoes is narrated in detail. All the various repairs are narrated with detail as if in real time for an authentic touch.
The first lines grab the reader's attention as are reminiscent of real, unedited footage of one facing a crisis, as the protagonist writes "I'm pretty much f......ed