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The GCHQ Puzzle Book
GCHQ
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Yuletide Whodunits Ever Assembled
Otto Penzler
How to Puzzle Cache
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The Martian

The Martian - Andy Weir This was another book-became-film-special-offers... OK. Maybe I just made up the term, but I got it cheap when I got the Revenant.
This has an interesting start, letting you know from the words used in the first sentence that it is not for kids. The story? A guy is left for dead on Mars. He isn't. He has to survive. Will NASA know he's there? Will NASA rescue him?

The story is written as a series of log entries, with drops into NASA and the crew that left him. I really enjoyed this book, more than I had expected (hence the five star rating). If you are a fan of survival stories with a lot of humour - and can cope with a fair degree of swearing - than this is recommended!