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The Log: A Dwarfer's Guide to Everything Paperback – 30 Oct 1997

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (30 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140268626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140268621
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Craig Charles guides us through life, the universe, and everything as he comments on all aspects of life in what he imagines would be the diary of the last human alive. His detailed description of the everyday things we attribute to society - Humour, Fashion, Basic principle of mathematics, etc. - are laid bare before the reader's eyes as Charles wades through topic after topic of things that our generation take for granted, but the Last Human would use sparingly. I found this a very interesting book. Charles combines his wit and sarcasm, and blends it in with a touch of seriousness he has about his demeanour. His fascination with science fiction and all things futuristic makes him a near perfect candidate - for me anyway - for the Greatest SF Author of All Time. Charles' role in the ever popular Red Dwarf also makes him a contender for the award. Indeed, in the Sci-fi fiction, he played David Lister, a slob who lounges around all day, eats curry and drinks lager. His companions are a dead man, a supercomputer, a cat, a rebellious robot, and his girlfriend who he found in a parallel universe. Lister is the Last Human, but he is portrayed as being the First Human. A Neanderthal who has a smug smile forever fixed onto his podgy face. A man who dresses sloppily, eats messily, and drools when he sleeps. Who else could withstand a whole tin of curry powder apart from Cro-Magnon man? And even he had to be doused in a pool of water to be relieved from the flames shooting from his mouth. Anyway, I am getting off the point, which is, of course, the book. 'The Log' grips the reader as Charles takes a seemingly normal subject and turns it around so it is slightly humorous. Saying that, I bow down to this man, as he has changed my perception on life.Read more ›
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Smeg! What's not to love about Craig Charles as Dave Lister ... the last human being in the universe. Now, "Dave" in the guise of some human called C. Charles dispenses a wealth of information about the late and much beloved Human Race. Remember, in space nobody can hear you call for a Skutter! If you have not got a copy of this book, get one - for the novelty value if nothing else.
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Having read Robert LLewellyn's Man In The Rubber Mask I could see the cast had been constantly having fun with each other and bought Craig's book to see how his humour transferred to the page. I was not let down and laughed out loud several times when reading.
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If you are after a guide to everything and a giggle along the way, then this is the book for you! Written by Red Dwarfs infamous Lister (Craig Charles), this book will take to around the far corners of the galaxy and back again!
Part of the book is dedicated to very alcoholic recipies (mainly containing vladigood vodka) and will explain in great detail how nice each one is!
The main part of the book though, is the "guide to everything" which is, well, a guide to everything! The author will guide you through the most hilarious parts of the galaxy and share some of his wit too. This book is a must for any dwarfer in the world - well done Craig Charles!
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not a bad book wished it was longer.
Would like a lot more sci fi dwarfy type stuff in it but still a very good
read.
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A very good book it kept me laughing from cover to cover every time. The humour always makes me want to come back for more and more and so on. I would recommend this book to any one old or young but bot to young though! I read this book on the way to Cyprus in 1998 and then read it on the way home and any time just to have a good laugh. If I could I would give it ten crowns as it is such a wonderful book from cover It made me laugh .it was not disappointing or boring in any way at all. The log in my view is a perfect view or caricature of modern life in the future. The ideas that are written give a humorous and preferred idea of the future and the way earth prevailed in good times and bad alike. This book could easily be my favourite book or atleast the funniest book I have ever read. So if you want my advice take this, book buy it, read it, love it and cherish it. It might save your life you never know just read is what I say don't think just read and you will more than likely agree with me as this is a book fit for a king. So as you might have guessed I like this book a lot it is good it is great and last but not least it is funny. This book is funny in my view because it tackles our problems with a futuristic view. For instance it tackles food problems with some very effective and funny recipes like this one: food vindaloo Take a plate of food cover in vindaloo sauce thus making it edible then microwave it till it explodes. That is my personal favourite I haven't tried it myself but it is funny now go forth and by that book. Timothy Airey
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This book is wonderful. It keeps you laughing all the way through, and i could not put it down! It includes great information about the human race and gives wonderful advice, for example: 'Never put your head into anything with 'head remover' written on it', 'Never ask your bank manager for a loan while wearing a lime-green chicken suit' and finally the ever-popular 'if you are swimming in a river in Africa and two crocodiles bite both of your arms up to the shoulders, just clap your hands together sharply and that should stun them'. This book is full of Red Dwarf humour or the fans, and if you are not a fan, it is just a great read.
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