The book is hilarious and the characters are wonderful. This remains little known amongst its sci-fi comedy devotees, even though they do occasionally recognise it as existentialist thought. Let me tell you, listening to the audio book Red Dwarf — Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is a hilarious and weird experience. In a way he is carefree and really not worried about what people think of him, or what the next day would bring and despite the fact that he is a working class slob, he is actually pretty smart, though these smarts would be considered street smarts. They become one story instead of a weekly engagement. Having seen every episode it was an absolute pleasure to read this book again.
Nach einer Zechtour kommt er am anderen Ende des Universums, allein und ohne Papiere und Kohle zu s 4,5 Sterne - Herrlich skurrile Unterhaltung. There are a couple of changes to the text of the first boo Both of these novels are very good, and they go beyond the source material. There's other joys such as Rimmer's bizzar revision techniques, Lister lost-puppy love for Kochanski, and a heartbreaking chapter describing Krytens blind servitude for the long dead Nova 5 crew. I loved this book so much, and if you enjoyed the tv show you will too. Fans though will definitely enjoy it as I did.
Mind you, I am actually hesitant to suggest that Lister is an extreme because he just seems to be your everyday working class slob. Really, Naylor could have just stuck them all in a telenovela and I would've been pleased. Rimmer is a truly remarkable and hilarious personality. In some places though it is simply jarring, such as towards the book's ending, where three members of the crew are left in a seemingly impossible situation while the viewpoint cuts back first to Rimmer's woes, then time skips ahead to simply detail how Lister and company had completed their portion of the action. If anything perhaps more brilliant in some areas and a bit inferior in others. Rimmer tells his most painful memory: at a formal dinner with the captain, he complained that his soup was cold, unaware that the Spanish dish is traditionally served cold.
In a few places, this kangaroo hopping of scenarios even jumps into the irrelevant, as though scenes from earlier draughts of plot elements that were planned but never went anywhere were left in, namely the whole story of the engineer George Macintyre becoming a hologram which actually begins the book yet has zero relation to the rest of what is going on. I wish I'd bought the next book when i saw it, because i'll probably never find it now. If I ever get the chance to meet the author s then I'll ask them what would have happened. When she smiled, her eyes lit up like a pinball machine when you win a bonus game. But Grant and Naylor are sublime crafts men of characterisation, invention, language and comic timing.
The lazy guy who loves curry, the loser technician who blames everyone else for his failures, the guilt-ridden cleaning android, the highly-evolved Cat, and of course, the irritating toaster that won't shut up. Lister starts living in a replica of Bedford Falls from with a descendant of Kochanski, who looks and acts exactly like her ancestor and is even called Kristine; Rimmer marries a supermodel and becomes a successful businessman with his company developing a solidgram body for Rimmer and a time machine to allow him to socialise with the greatest figures in history ; and the Cat lives in Denmark in a palace surrounded by a moat of milk. Lister is worried when Rimmer tells him that one of the echoes shows him being blown up when attempting to fix the ship's navicomp navigational computer. They're just there to speak Adams' lines. Es geht im Prinzip um Dave Lister.
It never made it, leaving Lister as the last remaining member of the human race, three million light years from Earth, with only a dead man, a senile computer, and a highly evolved cat for company. It just seems like coincidence layered on top of infinite impossibility. Sure, they paint him as being somewhat of an extreme slob that lives on a diet of vindaloo and beer, however there is actually something realistic, and appealing, about him. Er will natürlich wieder zurück, aber der Weg gestaltet sich als sehr schwierig. At one point, he made a copy of himself because nobody liked h This book had some really laugh-out-loud funny bits along with a lot of somewhat boring story and fairly immature humor. It wasn't until two years later, when I was flipping through channels late one night, that I discovered that these books were, in fact, based on a television show! An epic drunk who contrary to real-life drunks is actually a nice guy. Which, let me say, I think I would have enjoyed the book less if I had tried reading it.
A much shorter abridged version also circulates. This however is absolutely not true of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor's Red Dwarf novels. The whole bit about Rimmer making a copy of himself was just phenomenal. Where the story begins in the late 21st century, it paints a pretty grim picture one which will only get grimmer. Some events happen in a different order than they do in the show and many plot details are different.
Zajímavé čtení i pro někoho, kdo nezná seriál Červený trpaslík nazpaměť. As the major third character at this point, you learn more about the Cat in terms of biographical information but not much more in terms of character. This brings back memories of the series and the sheer stupidity of it - that and singing the end title song out loud I was going to write a review for this book that I last read a few years ago, but I thought sod it, it must be time for a re-read. And while most of it's presented in the style of dark comedy Red Dwarf is known for, there are a few genuinely depressing, very sombre moments sprinkled throughout. Meet all your characters anew and see them in a different light while at the same time seeing them from the first season of the show in places. I got this omnibus hoping to see the show's goofy, witty jokes that I love so much.