The Martian has everything a book needs to make the story all the more interesting and breathtaking. A man’s determination for survival, being stranded in a foreign land that is far away from the planet we have learned to live in, and without anyone around except for his wits to bring him to victory. It is very compelling.
I know this topic might be a cliche but I think it is something very important to let it slide so easily. Although it is talked about everyday, not a lot of people fancy the use of a real book, but rather use their phones or an e-book to read whatever they like.