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This review is from: Backwards (Red Dwarf) (Paperback)
I bought this book, along with Doug Naylor's effort "Last Human" a couple of months ago to bring to University with me. I have read the "Red Dwarf Omnibus" by Grant/Naylor multiple times, and absolutely adored it, so I thought these two books would be a great choice.
I am a little disappointed. Whilst both Last Human and this one, Backwards, have their moments of hilarity and inspired comedic setups, there just isn't the magic that was present when Grant and Naylor wrote together. In this case it is not true that: 'two halves make a whole,' as I was left slightly unimpressed by both author's books.
I have to say, however, that Backwards is far superior to Last Human. It is more in the well-known Red Dwarf spirit. I almost got the impression that in this book Rob Grant was more than willing to embrace his years as writer of Red Dwarf and use his experience to create a warm-hearted, eccentric yet entertaining read. Conversely, Last Human's author Doug Naylor seemed to wish to make a departure from the Red Dwarf style, which left me cold, I'm sad to say.
So, in conclusion, buy this book (Backwards) it's great, if not as great as the first two R.D. novels. In my opinion, it is better than Last Human.