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The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next 7) by Jasper FForde (book review).

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next 7) by Jasper FForde (book review).

Thursday’s back and just as well. ‘The Woman Who Died A Lot’ sees the return of the heroine from many previous Jasper Fforde adventures. Thursday Next, a Jurisfiction Agent (semi-retired), has enough problems without work on top of it. Her last encounter in ‘One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing’ left her in a bad way. […]

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Dark Shadows: Operation Victor by Jonathan Morris (audio book review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Operation Victor by Jonathan Morris (audio book review).

In an unexpected twist, our hero, Quentin Collins, is recruited by British forces during World War Two. He is invited to help find out what Operation: Victor is all about. Finally in the depths of his despair David Selby returns as Quentin Collins, who realises that he must do something about the state of the […]

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The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

  Aimed at teen-agers, ‘The Hunting Ground’ gets to the heart of fear. With abandonment, violence and isolation this ticks all the boxes with its readers. Well described with an intense, haunting sense of place, ‘The Hunting Ground’ looks at the nature of family, love and hate.   When Elliot and his younger brother Ben […]

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Palimpsest by Charles Stross

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Palimpsest by Charles Stross

As a novella, Palimpsest is densely packed with extraordinary ideas, facts and speculation. It also manages to pack in an absorbing story to wrap all this around. At its heart is the story of Pierce, an agent of Stasis, he starts a twenty-year apprenticeship by killing his grandfather and that’s when everything starts to go […]

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Doctor Who: The Androids Of Tara by David Fisher

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Androids Of Tara by David Fisher

‘The Androids Of Tara’ has been completely re-written into novelised form for this special release of the audio book, the original one was written by Terrance Dicks. In a very obvious re-write of ‘The Prisoner Of Zenda’, this adventure is part of ‘The Key To Time’ series that involved the Fourth Doctor and Romana chasing […]

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Dark Shadows: Speak No Evil.

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Speak No Evil.

Tad Collins is a bad lot, a womaniser and a drunk. Still, he’s had a rough life with the strange family of Collins who occupy the big house at Collinsport. Tad Collins is a lonely and bitter man and the chance encounter with a beautiful tattooed lady at the carnival leads on to yet another […]

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Doctor Who: The Oseidon Adventure by Alan Barnes.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Oseidon Adventure by Alan Barnes.

At the end of ‘The Trail Of The White Worm’, the Doctor and Leela were in dire straits. The Master had them under his control and something nasty was about to come through the wormhole. As ‘The Oseidon Adventure’ opens, we are faced with a massive Kraal invasion force, an android army and a seemingly […]

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Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Guardians Of The Prophecy by Johnny Byrne and Jonathan Morris.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Guardians Of The Prophecy by Johnny Byrne and Jonathan Morris.

Temporal distortion means a forced landing on a planet called Serenity. The Sixth Doctor knows this place because it’s the only remaining planet in the Traken Union. His previous companion, Nyssa of Traken, saw her planet destroyed thanks to the Master’s meddling and although the Sixth Doctor is reluctant to discuss this with Peri, we […]

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Dark Shadows: Poisoned Soul by James Goss

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Poisoned Soul by James Goss

‘Poisoned Soul’ Charity Trask is not herself. She’s being haunted by musical hall singer Patsy Faye. It’s not a marriage made in heaven. Poor Charity, she’s had a rotten life. He father, the overtly Godly Reverend Gregory Trask, has already tried to ruin her life and she is unlucky in love with various relationships in […]

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Dark Shadows: London’s Burning by Joseph Lidster,

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: London’s Burning by Joseph Lidster,

A nightmare for many, the Blitz is a welcome respite for his thoughts. Quentin Collins knows that ‘London’s Burning’ but his dark nature finds the perfect spot among the blackouts of the city. First, a werewolf, he had that curse lifted but is condemned to immortality by a magical painting. He has many a bitter […]

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