I am not a fan of fiction per se, but I thought I would give this book a try after hearing good reviews about the movie. At this point I am only 25% through the book and have put it on the back burner. I'm leaving it in case I have nothing else to read in the future. The reason for this is because for something that is supposed to be “action packed”, it has been very slow and boring thus far. For the most part, the author goes into great detail about the chemistry needed for survival. I am not a chemist and so all of this data means nothing to me whatsoever. As I said, it is painfully boring.