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Stephen King: Dollar Baby: The Book by Anthony Northrup (book review).

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Stephen King: Dollar Baby: The Book by Anthony Northrup (book review).

If proof were needed that Stephen King is a god of some sort, consider this. In the 1970s, he decided that he would allow filmmakers to make movies of his short stories for a dollar. These were then shown around the world at film festivals. Anthony Northrup has undertaken the not inconsiderable task of compiling […]

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The Box Of Delights by John Masefield (CD review).

September 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Box Of Delights by John Masefield (CD review).

‘The Box Of Delights’ has become a perennial Christmas favourite in many a household, especially those who saw the BBC version in 1984. That version perfectly encapsulated the joys and problems and many excitements that Christmas offers. It’s been constantly adapted for radio over the years and was produced in London as a stage play […]

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The Wisdom Of Crowds (The Age Of Madness book 3) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

September 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Wisdom Of Crowds (The Age Of Madness book 3) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

Sadly, ‘The Wisdom Of Crowds’ is the last of ‘The Age Of Madness’ trilogy and we will see where the chess pieces end up at the end of another epic story. Don’t read this if you haven’t read the previous two books. If you have tears for any of your favourites prepare to shed them. […]

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The Trouble With Peace (The Age Of Madness Trilogy book 2) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

June 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Trouble With Peace (The Age Of Madness Trilogy book 2) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

‘The Trouble With Peace’ could have been that I haven’t read the first book in this series. This works as a standalone but will make you curious to follow the series, so maybe don’t read on if you haven’t read volume 1, ‘A Little Hatred’. It all ended happily ever after. Don’t be ridiculous. Peace […]

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Doctor Who: Dalek by Robert Shearman (book review).

June 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Dalek by Robert Shearman (book review).

The Doctor and Rose met Henry Van Statten in his underground vault. It’s full of treasure and peculiar finds bought at great expense. There are many things, some mislabelled which the Doctor points out. It’s the Metaltron that intrigues Van Statten and he has been tortured in this living being for many hours. It’s a […]

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Doctor Who: The End Of The Beginning by Robert Valentine (CD review).

June 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The End Of The Beginning by Robert Valentine (CD review).

‘a celebration of the past and a toast to the future’ To mark the end of the ‘Doctor Who Monthly Adventures Doctor’, Big Finish have got together the four Doctors who have kept the flame alive for twenty years. Written by Robert Valentine, this blockbuster brings together Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul […]

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Doctor Who: The Ravagers Boxset by Nicholas Briggs (CD review).

June 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Ravagers Boxset by Nicholas Briggs (CD review).

The return of the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston was hotly anticipated. It’s a big responsibility, the series that reintroduced ‘Doctor Who’ in 2005, followed by the immediate announcement that the lead had departed after just one series shocked the fans. Even before we knew if it was any good there was the […]

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Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse (A River Song/Melody Malone Mystery) by Alex Kingston (book review).

May 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse (A River Song/Melody Malone Mystery) by Alex Kingston (book review).

River Song is bigger than life and that’s just her hair. She cannot be confined and travels the universe or maybe the multiverse, righting wrongs, going on a date night, visiting the aged parents and occasionally taking a break in prison. She’s a multi-media event and this novel opens another avenue. ‘The Ruby’s Curse’ by […]

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Doctor Who: The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson (book review).

May 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson (book review).

In another of the novelised version of a TV episode Joy Wilkinson writes her own novelisation of her story ‘The Witchfinders’. Most of the story is recognisable but it is more comprehensive tale perhaps due to time and budget. Yorkshire in the 17th century is still a time of superstition and magic. The country is […]

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor And River Song by James Goss, Lizzie Hopley and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

May 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor And River Song by James Goss, Lizzie Hopley and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

The delightful pair return to get to know each other better in the three adventures in this box set known simply as ‘The Tenth Doctor And River Song’. For a start, she should definitely be the first person mentioned but maybe it scans better. Expiry Date by James Goss ‘Excuse me. I received your note. […]

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