It all when Dave Lister is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday on a Monopoly board pub crawl round London, and somehow ends up three million years from Earth, marooned in the wrong dimension of the wrong reality, and down to his last two cigarettes. Together with a dead man, a senile computer, a deranged sanitation mechanoid with an overactive guilt chip and the best-dressed entity in all six known universes, the last remaining member of the human race begins his epic journey home. It combines irresistable humour with bittersweet sensitivity, a very powerful combination which made me a huge Red Dwarf fan. I love the way Lister and Rimmer, these seemingly very different people, react to the most impossible stuations so comically.
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It all when Dave Lister is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday on a Monopoly board pub crawl round London, and somehow ends up three million years from Earth, marooned in the wrong dimension of the wrong reality, and down to his last two cigarettes. Together with a dead man, a senile computer, a deranged sanitation mechanoid with an overactive guilt chip and the best-dressed entity in all six known universes, the last remaining member of the human race begins his epic journey home.
It combines irresistable humour with bittersweet sensitivity, a very powerful combination which made me a huge Red Dwarf fan. I love the way Lister and Rimmer, these seemingly very different people, react to the most impossible stuations so comically.
Read this. You must. Anyone who loves to laugh and cry can will love it - I was hysterical both ways. Better than the series Colley on Mar 22, The book, and the follow up, Better than Life, is better than the series in my opinion. The book has more detail and has more vision and size which is obviously constrained in the then fairly low-budget sitcom-set-in-space made by the BBC that began in the late s. Great Fun By Gary on Jun 20, The basic premise of Red Dwarf is to take two people who drive one another crazy, insert them in a space ship millions of light years from Earth, and turn them loose.
Lister is a lovable slob who wants to do nothing but eat prawn curries and drink Glen Fujiyama beer. Rimmer is an uptight jerk who wants nothing more than to earn the gold bar of Officer-hood. Add in the service droid Kryten very good if you need a cucumber sandwich, but useless if you are mining uranium , and the Cat good for seventeen minutes work per 24 hours , and you have intergalactic mayhem.
Sharp wit, terrible puns, laziness, drunkeness, and a homicidal hologram all make for a very funny book that ends with a surprising and memorable twist. Lister is the lazy, sloppy last specimen of the human race, Rimmer is a "hologrammatic" simulation of a neurotic dead man, and Kryten is a robot janitor forced by circumstance to become the fusspot science officer. Who, Star Trek, and Ricky Gervais.
Read it. Read the sequels. Thank me later. Hilariously human!!! And who love and appreciate the arrogant indifference of cats!! Got it in time for Christmas! By Shari A. Bradley on Dec 29, My son had this on his wish list. Thank you! By Lunartoaster on Aug 15, If you love the series, read the book.
Loved it! Cry while Laughing in puplic By 2thed on Feb 23, Separated into consecutive books, this omnibus has more slapstick comedy in book than you could cook in a toaster.
From obscenely silly situations to drunken conversation to AI-induced antics, the first half of the book will have to you tears. It will have you laughing in publicly without shame, yet pardoning yourself while in the middle of a quiet coffee shop or having all the patrons of a Thai restaurant watching the white guy cries and laughs.
The first half of the omnibus has it all! Not every page has some bit of absurdity nor are there many one-line jokes. Seems to more set on something called a "plot" involving "emotions" and somehow it has an "aim" to and ending.
Thankfully, the toaster provided well-needed comic relief in the second book. By Georgeann Clarke on Dec 26, Favorite show for my husband, daughter and aon. They will shARE. Highly recommended. Lots of other Dwarfer gems. By Prometheus on Jan 14, One of the greatest short comedies you can pick up. Recommend the other three that followed, too, but none quite top the original.
The description listed here is not clear on that. The US versions leave out any random British references that can and do confuse some US readers who are unfamiliar with terms etc. I found this amusing in and of itself. Great books and shows. I hope they finally get the movie done before I die too The plot of the two books loosely adapts episodes from the first four seasons of the show with "Better Than Life" beginning immediately after the end of "Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers".
Great humor for a rainy day. Funny as smeg By Katy Parsons on Nov 07, This is my third copy as my lenders never seem to come back. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. It was published by Penguin UK and has a total of pages in the book.
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Akisar It will be happened; it shall be going to be happening; it will be was an event that could will have been taken place in the future. There is a book, and if you like the show then it will not disappoint. As a result, Lister gets his wish and is sentenced to stasis for the rest of the trip. His only companions are Holly, the ships computer with an IQ ofwho eed become senile from being alone for so long. Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is a best-selling science fiction comedy novel by Grant Naylor, the collective name for Rob Grant and Doug Naylorco-creators and writers of the Red Dwarf television series, on which the novel is based. The first book was far superior; I loved the interactions between Lister, Rimmer and Holly.
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Plot summary Edit The book begins in Most of the solid planets and moons in the solar system have been colonised. This gives Lister an inspiration, and he quickly signs up with the Jupiter Mining Corporation, intending to get himself signed to a ship and going AWOL once it reaches Earth. On board he meets the drunken Petersen, who informs Lister that Red Dwarf will indeed be returning to Earth Lister is assigned to Z-Shift as a technician, with duties that the service droids are considered too good for, and is introduced to his supervisor and roommate Arnold Rimmer , who Lister recognises as the Space Corps officer with the fake moustache. Unfortunately, Rimmer is also highly neurotic and pretentious, and he and Lister develop a mutual dislike. Five months later, having settled into the dull, monotonous routine of life aboard Red Dwarf, Lister he finds himself falling in love with senior officer Kristine Kochanski.
Red Dwarf Omnibus : Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers & Better Than Life