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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

The Selected Poems of Donald Hall
Donald Hall
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall
The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman

Notes on Adaptation: The Martian, casting edition

The Martian - Andy Weir

Last Sunday NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered" aired an interview with "The Martian" author Andy Weir. Weir stated that Matt Damon's portrayal of Mark Watney was exactly how he imagined the character. The author unequivocally approves - that's a ringing endorsement in my book. It's a good interview. In case you missed it:

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/27/443192327/sandstorms-explosions-potatoes-oh-my-martian-takes-its-science-seriously

 

No, I didn't go to see the movie this weekend - crowds ain't my thing. But I did hear Damon's voice in my head as I read: Mark Watney = Good Will Hunting in Space. So everything's lining up to for this one to be a good adaptation. 

 

Next post AFTER I see it. I promise.

 

-cg