I was trying to read "Deathwalk" by Matt Braun. It's awful. I hate it. I stopped at Chapter 10 after a whole day of trying to read it and I don't want to go back. The author chose the most shitty way to write this book, where each chapter is an even but they're only loosely connected. 10 chapters in and I don't see any hint of a story arch, of a bigger picture. So I think I'm gonna say "screw it" at this point.
Over the weekend, when we were out antiquing and book crawling, my wife picked up "The Martian" behind my back because I showed her the trailers to the movie. She said if I want to see the movie, I have to read the book first. I haven't read a single page yet, but I think I'll give it an honest shot. After all, she did the same thing to me with the John Carter series and I ended up liking the books more than the movie.