The Times is wrong about this book. Its not “cruel, cynical and very funny”, its cruel and cynical for sure, but it lacks hope and is overall just depressing. I certainly didn’t feel it was funny. Its strange, I loved the Red Dwarf series, and this book is very similar. I think the problem is that this book lacks all the hope and charm of the Red Dwarf books and TV show. Its a book entirely comprised of Rimmers, and that’s hard to take.