The Road to Mars (A Post-modem Novel)

by Eric Idle | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 075222414x Global Overview for this book
Registered by kittiwake on 6/20/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by kittiwake on Saturday, June 20, 2015
"The are two types of comedian," states Carlton in the preface to his dissertation, "both deriving from the circus., which I shall call the White Face and the Red Nose. Almost all comedians fall into one or the other of these two simple archetypes. In the circus, the White Face is the controlling clown with the deathly pale masklike face who never takes a pie; the Red Nose is the subversive clown with the yellow and red makeup who takes all the pies and the pratfalls and the buckets of water and the banana skins. The White Face represents the mind, reminding humanity of the constant mocking presence of death; the Red Nose represents the body, reminding mankind of its constant embarrassing vulgarities.

Alex Muscroft and Lewis Ashby are a comedy double-act working the outer reaches of the solar system, known as the Road to Mars. They are accompanied by their robot Carlton, who is writing a thesis called De Rerum Comoedia (Concerning Comedy), although he doesn’t understand irony or what makes a joke funny. After Alex's big mouth blows their chances of a long engagement on a solar cruise liner, and leads to the cancellation of all the other gigs they had booked, they decide to head straight for the bright lights of Mars, but find themselves caught up in a some rather dangerous events.

Released 4 yrs ago (6/20/2015 UTC) at Divine Coffee at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 22, 2015
Finally I have the chance to journal this book which I picked up at Saturday's Nottingham meetup. Really nice to meet you Kittiwake.

Journal Entry 4 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
An insightful romp across space. A mixture of Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Monty Python and the Gunpowder Plot. Loved it. Just what I needed right now.

Hopefully taking this to the special Leeds Meetup in April.

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelticwing at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 12, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 6 by tiggsybabes at Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Took from the Leeds bookcrossing meet.

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