Re: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Hmm, well I thought Mark's language was quite appropriate, F bombs and all .. he is stuck on Mars with very little chance off survival so firing off a few foul curses is understandable ... if the author had not had Mark utter a few choice words I would have found this unrealistic. I don't think it reflected lack of intelligence on the part of Mark or lack of intelligent writing by the author. I'm glad you pointed out that the female characters swore a few times too, its too easy to label males as the prime users of bad language, I don't think its a fair in our modern world. I agree that the author wants us to move into the astronaut culture, warts and all. I like your Kurt Vonnegut quote, he's one of my favourite authors!