i am exactly 11 percent of the way through this book according to my paperwhite and it is the best 11 percent of fiction i have read this fucking year. impeccable. the book could shit in my mouth right now and i would still proclaim it superior to 'gone girl.' and i thought the first 75% of 'gone girl' was very decent. the ending [of gone girl] was rushed but it was still 3.5 stars out of 5.03 stars. andy weir, 'the martian.' check it out, buy it, download it, steal it, whatever. just fucking read it. more to come when i have finished this book. as far as non-fiction, my winner for 2014 is 'what if?' never read randall munroe's web comic, xkcd, but this book was hilarious and insightful. couldn't state if all the science was accurate but i am inclined to believe he nailed it when it comes to a planet made of mole meat. so far i have a proven track record of perfection when it comes to testimonials. don't miss out on either book...but especially 'the martian.' feel free to throw down your best book of 2014 or even the best book you have read this year.