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False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

‘False Value’ is the latest Peter Grant story. ‘The Rivers Of London’ series follows the young police officer as he moves from paper shuffling to the magician’s apprentice. From his demonstrably weak beginnings, our Peter has moved on and now has an apprentice of sorts of his own. His pregnant girlfriend is a river goddess […]

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The October Man (A River Of London novella book 2) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review)

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The October Man (A River Of London novella book 2) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review)

‘The October Man’ is a spin-off novella from the ‘Rivers Of London’ series and is set in Germany. Our young cop wizard is called Tobias Winter. You can’t help thinking that name will have some significance further down the line. His background is similar to Peter Grant but, as we learn, there does not seem […]

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False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

‘False Value’ is the latest Peter Grant story. ‘The Rivers Of London’ series follows the young PC as he moves from paper shuffling to the magician’s apprentice. From his demonstrably weak beginnings, our Peter has moved on and now has an apprentice of sorts of his own. His pregnant girlfriend is a river goddess and […]

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Good Omens: The Soundtrack by David Arnold (soundtrack CD review).

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Good Omens: The Soundtrack by David Arnold (soundtrack CD review).

The recent showing of the TV adaptation of ‘Good Omens’ by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett adapted by Gaiman confirmed that they have a unique storytelling talent. The evident whimsy and the relish for a tale that teaches without preaching is proof indeed of God’s ineffable plan. We are also blessed with a soundtrack that […]

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Lost In Time And Space by Matthew J. Elliott (book review).

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lost In Time And Space by Matthew J. Elliott (book review).

The book you didn’t know you wanted or maybe you did. ‘Lost In Time And Space’ is one writer’s effort to plug those mystifying gaps between the televised adventures of the famous Doctor. Taking as its premise that we have seen only selected adventures, Matthew J. Elliott has combed through the episodes from the very […]

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Doctor Who: Star Tales (book review).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Star Tales (book review).

‘Star Tales’ from BBC Books is a series of stories from different writers based on the current Whittaker Doctor. Sometimes it’s just the time for a short story and this is that time. Each one feels like a high-cost episode of the show. Chasing The Dawn by Jenny T Colgan. The Doctor encounters Amelia Earhart […]

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At Childhood’s End by Sophie Aldred with Steve Cole and Mike Tucker (book review).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
At Childhood’s End by Sophie Aldred with Steve Cole and Mike Tucker (book review).

Ace is gone and Dorothy is home again. She’s rejected the technicolour world of Oz and her travelling days are done. These days Dorothy McShane is a reclusive millionaire philanthropist running a charity called A Charitable Earth. She’s fine, she’s alone and she’s not fine. The nightmares every night might be a clue that something’s […]

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Daemos Rising by David J. Howe (book review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daemos Rising by David J. Howe (book review).

In the world of ‘Doctor Who’, the story of ‘The Daemons’ in the 1970s must have ticked every box for anti-filth campaigner Mary Whitehouse on what to not show children. It’s almost on par with ‘The Wicker Man’ and shown on a Saturday tea time. ‘Daemos Rising’ is a sequel to the story which was […]

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Dark Shadows: Heiress Of Colinwood by Lara Parker (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Heiress Of Colinwood by Lara Parker (book review).

Victoria Winters returns to Collinsport but the family are missing and there’s a gruesome surprise in the kitchen. Welcome back to ‘Dark Shadows’, a delightfully over the top melodrama which kept viewers absorbed in the late 1960s, while it threw the kitchen sink at the script. Since its original death, it has refused to lie […]

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Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

Just the thing, another book to remind us we have no ‘Doctor Who’ on our screens. It’s bleak out there and with the new Doctor barely established, it feels like a massive misstep to leave it so long. After all, fans have other options. But, hey, a book that covers all thirteen incarnations plus the […]

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