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read kindle é Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers; Better Than Life × Mass Market Paperback Ö randarenewables Ó The first lesson Lister learned about space travel was you should never try it But Lister didn't have a choice All he remembered was going on aIgned up for a one way jaunt three million years into the future a future which would see him the last living member of the human race with only a hologram crew mate and a highly evolved cat for company Of course that was before the ship broke the light barrier and things began to get really weir After taking a Lit of Sci Fi class in college I found about this TV Series So I checked them out from the library thinking Oh great They'll probably be boring and stupidWas I wrong The series was great and my sister and I became mild fans So when I discovered that there were books and found them on sale I snatched them upPlotDavid Lister third technician on Red Dwarf a 6 mile long space mining ship is sent to stasis just in time to avoid a radiation leak that wipes out the rest of the population on Red Dwarf He exits three million years later to a senile computer named Holly an annoying failure named Arnold J Rimmer and a highly evolved cat named Cat Throughout the book they encounter future echoes from traveling at faster than light speed alien encounters and discovering wrecks of other space shipsGoodThe biggest draw to Red Dwarf is one thing the sarcastic humor The humor in Red Dwarf is gut wrenchingly funny just as in the TV series in fact there is no much difference between the two mediums but see below Lister is a complete slob; Rimmer is his Odd Couple counterpart a man who has failed the astronavigation exam 13 times in pursuit of being an officer Nearly everything anyone says is meant to be sarcastic though some of the jokes don't make sense to Americans or at least this AmericanWhile this is likely to disturb those who are obsessed with continuity I would normally be in that category this book does have some distinct deviations from the TV series which makes the relation of the episodes later cohesive They become one story instead of a weekly engagementLastly the third part was odd but really interesting I liked the stark divergence from the TV series on this and seeing what Lister Rimmer and Cat would imagine in their fantasies minus the gratuitous sexual references of courseBadWhile the book makes some pretty interesting deviations from the TV series namely how Rimmer and Lister first met and this is a little raunchy in my opinion and in the final section of the book overall there really is not much difference between them At times I feel like I am reading one of the episode's screenplay This is a little disappointing as I was expecting to read about the lives of Lister and Rimmer beyond the TV series and not just a rehash of the same jokes and situations The jokes were funny in the TV series; hearing them repeated without Chris Barrie Craig Charles or Norman Lovett's wonderful intonations is just eating the cake and scraping off the icingAlso Grant Naylor rush past descriptions to get to the dialogue They fail to note what the room looks like what a person is doing and what is happening in the background until after a person brings it up in dialogue This makes the book difficult to understand and follow at timesLastly much of the humor in this book as in the TV series is merely reproductive humor I will not blame the book for this flaw as the TV series was filled with it as well I get tired of hearing jokes about the size of organs sleeping around and the like Humor is than just body functions and it takes true talent to be able to make something funny without stooping to this juvenile levelDialogueSexual SituationsViolenceSh bas and a few other fairly mild profanities Sexual situations crop up in jokes and surroundings the beginning details a trek to an android brothel Lister own a pair of underwear he considers very lucky Cat is sex obsessed etc Violence includes a man committing suicide descriptions of a man being blown up and several deathsOverallThis was not bad but if you are a Red Dwarf fan like myself you might be a little disappointed The descriptions are lacking there is little character development beyond what is seen in the TV series and most of the humor is dependent on certain reproductive organs Also the book has a tendency to contradict the TV series not bad but worth noting This book was not a bad way to spend my time but not five star uality and not as funny as it implied it was it was rather lame that most of the jokes were just carbon copies of the ones delivered in the TV series

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NSo he did the only thing he could Amazed to discover they would actually hire him he joined the space corps and found himself aboard Red Dwarf a spaceship as big as a small city that six or seven years from now would get him back to Earth What Lister couldn't forsee was that he'd inadvertently s Gazpacgo Soup I can't say exactly when I first encountered Red Dwarf – I was probably sitting at home one night board out of my brains and channel surfing when suddenly I discovered this show that looked very science fictiony on the ABC and was instantly intrigued While I can't remember the first episode that I ever watched though I believe it was the third season I do remember instantly falling in love with it In fact at the time I was still really interested in film making and seeing what I could do with little to no funds and this was the days before mobile phones so a video camera cost something in the vicinity of 100000 – and I didn't have one I was always particularly interested in low budget science fiction shows Blake's 7 and Doctor Who When I stumbled serendipitously upon Red Dwarf my interest was immediately caught Anyway Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is basically the novelisation of the first two seasons of Red Dwarf though it is drafted in a way that creates a much seamless story Those of us who have watched the early shows will be very familiar with the episodes that make their way into the books including the one where they first meet Kryten the one where Rimmer creates a duplicate of himself and of course the pilot episode However unlike the series the authors who also created the series – which was originally a radio show did a brilliant job creating what is in effect a seamless story from a collection of disparate episodes However while the idea of a science fiction sitcom in space is always appealing it is the characters that really attract my attention The thing with the characters is that they are all extremes Mind you I am actually hesitant to suggest that Lister is an extreme because he just seems to be your everyday working class slob 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 I guess it has something to do with the fact that he really doesn't care Sure life as thrown its fair share of punches at him and wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth but he seems to just roll with the punches and simply gets on with life 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 Rimmer couldn't be the opposite which is probably why they suggest that Red Dwarf is the Odd Couple in space Unlike Lister Rimmer blames everybody else but himself for his short comings and is always trying to impress the wrong sorts of people which generally lands him up in a lot of trouble In fact the friendships that he should be cultivating he actually rejects and he pretty obviously brown noses people that really couldn't care less about him Rimmer is the classic example of the pointlessness of the career minded individual that seeks to elevate himself above others which in the end earns their disdain His repeated failure to pass the astronavigation examine namely because he doesn't actually study for it is a clear example of how all of his priorities are wrong and let's not forget him spending his spare time in stasis so that by the end of the seven year tour he is only six years older The Cat however is a rather enigmatic creature In a way he is the opposite of Lister for where Lister is a slob he is incredibly stylish In fact his attention to neatness and style puts him in the same camp as Rimmer who always appears in an immaculate uniform However unlike Rimmer he lives a carefree life which has no ambition beyond eating sleeping and looking for women as well as making sure he looks incredibly stylish Ironically it turns out that he relates to Lister much than he does Rimmer in fact nobody likes Rimmer probably because he is just one enormous goit Red Dwarf is an incredibly existentialist piece of work What we have are three actually four if you count the computer Holly characters stuck millions of miles from home millions of years in the future In fact from their vantage point there is unlikely to be any home left As such anything and everything that gives them character – their home their friends if they have any their goals and their dreams have all been stripped from them leaving them alone without a world that can define them As such they are in a situation where they are defined only by how they define themselves though of course there is an element of creating a definition of each other yes Rimmer you are a goit Of course in this environment where they are effectively on their own they don't necessarily need accept what the other makes them out to be which in a way gives them strength Even though Rimmer still believes that he is in command there is no formal command structure which means that despite what he believes there are only two things that Rimmer is in command of Jack and shit and unfortunately for Rimmer Jack just left town However despite the fact that there are three people on the ship that all agree the Rimmer is a goit and the reality is that Rimmer is a goit that doesn't mean that he has to accept that What Red Dwarf teaches us is that by stripping away all of society and our peers all we are left with is that which we have defined for ourselves though of course in Rimmer's case this is completely delusional Of course this all comes down to the scene with regards to the gazpacgo soup When Rimmer first came on board the ship he was invited to the captains cabin for dinner and he saw this as his one big break so he went out of his way to impressed them and to say that it turned out to be a disaster is an understatement The crux of the whole event was when he was served gazpacgo soup which is supposed to be served cold – something that I didn't know until I watched the show and Rimmer calls the waiter over to him and asks him to heat it up This allegedly we are only going by Rimmers account here the entire cabin burst out laughing and Rimmer was never invited back A Lister points out when Rimmer finally spills the beans the only person that is holding onto that event and letting it drag him down is him – even if it wasn't the case that everybody in that room has been dead for three million years in any event after a few days of chuckling they would have got on with their lives while Rimmer is forever kicking himself for that one mistake or many mind you but that is the one that haunts him – and it wasn't his fault by the way they should have taught him in basic training

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Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers; Better Than LifeThe first lesson Lister learned about space travel was you should never try it But Lister didn't have a choice All he remembered was going on a birthday celebration pub crawl through London When he came to his senses again with nothing in his pockets but a passport in the name of Emily Berkenstei 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 readThis is where it all started one of the greatest SciFi series ever a brilliant cast of characters and funny as hell story I've watched the series so many times now that when reading the books the characters voices come so easily to me During this reading I kept getting glimpses of Douglas Adams writing never noticed that previously but the explanations about space travel and the descriptions of Red Dwarf reminded me of Hitchhikers guideThere are so many great lines; They're dead Dave will have me laughing no matter how many times I hearread itBrilliant comedy SciFi that has gotta be read by everybody