A review by obliquity
Redshirts by John Scalzi

adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Really enjoyed this one, as expected. Ideally, I'd have liked a little more explanation as to how the
link between worlds
came about, but it went right along with the other hand-wave-y stuff. I suppose
the writers might have later written and filmed - even if it was not shown - what had happened to them in order to help ensure Matthew's survival
. Slower pace on the codas, but that worked for me. It was nice to find out more about the characters they featured, and I found the last of them to be quite sweet. Would have been nice to have a little more diversity in the characters - I don't think there was a single alien working for this supposedly universal organisation, far fewer female characters than male, and I think I recall only one LGBTQIA+ person mentioned in passing toward the end.

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