I never thought that I'd love this book as much as I did. From the beginning and to the end I was transported to Mars and back to Earth as I felt myself observing every move and every sequence with such clarity, it was ridiculous! This book is so well written that the it is in the detail of the story that makes the story so enjoyable to read.
I've struck luck lately in my selection of books that I've read. I highly recommend this book, even if you're not into sci-fi.
I also went and watched the movie, after I read the book and the movie did the book justice, IMO.