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Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock: Eleventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock: Eleventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars End of an interesting year, 23 Nov 2013
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I loved this project. Waking up to an email telling me the latest book had been delivered to my kindle became a regular favourite, and when it was announced the last was to be penned by Neil Gaiman you knew it had the chance to go out on a high.

He doesn't disappoint.

The familiar Gaiman is at work here, intricately plotting away with the creation of a world populated by believable characters with just enough depth. With The Kin, he has created a villain that is both typically Who and typically Gaiman, what would have been an intriguing concept on paper is executed flawlessly.

I devoured this in one sitting, something I hadn't done with the other 10, and I'm glad it's finished with a roaring finale. Thank you Puffin for putting these all together. There have been hits and misses, but it's never lacked entertainment.

Oh, and for anyone thinking these are children's books... the best authors of those don't actually right "for" children, rather just something accessible by them. I'm 35 and I've loved it. I look forward to a repeat of this for the 60th!


The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic, 22 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Hobbit (Kindle Edition)
Not the longest of books (certainly not three films' worth!), but a charming tale of adventure that should please all ages.


Doctor Who: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage: Tenth Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
Doctor Who: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage: Tenth Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Same as the others, 13 Nov 2013
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A good, interesting story told in a way that should appeal to both young and old alike. Kudos for using Martha instead of Rose too.


Midas
Midas
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves wide recognition, 15 Aug 2013
This review is from: Midas (Kindle Edition)
For a first novel, Ranger has put together a stunningly intricate tale full of drama, sex, violence and Ouzo. Packed with well-rounded characters, and a narrative device that zips between scenes at a pace that forces you to give your full attention.

Many modern novels throw twists in left, right and centre but Ranger manages to keep the plot moving evenly along - only for the rug to be pulled out from what you believe to be happening multiple times.

Despite my rating, it's not without its faults. For two of the characters, them sharing their names with well-known people (TA and GM) pulled me out of the narrative a little, and sometimes there seemed to be too much going on at once that made it a little difficult to follow and forced me to re-read certain pages again. But all in all, those are minor quibbles.

I look forward to Mr Ranger's next novel with interest. Has he the golden touch his first novel implies?


Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good entry in this special series, 27 July 2013
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I can see why Blackman is so highly regarded having read this. It flows seamlessly, is easy to get into and accessible.

I'd be pleased tone was whatever other takes she had on the Doctor...


The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic for a Reason, 17 Jun 2013
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What is there that can be said about this book that hasn't already been said in over a century? This a book is a quintessential classic of the sci-fi genre, and surely most fans of these sort of novels have either read it already or are fairly young and have yet to come across it?

To those of you that latter sentence applies to, dive in. Don't be put off by the Tom Cruise borefest, by give yourself a chance to appreciate this book in the way it's intended. You shouldn't regret it.


Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not the deepest book ever, but you don't always need that., 23 May 2013
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There have been far too many 'experts' in the British press giving sneering reviews to this book. It's as if they expect it to be some kind of modern literary masterpiece, but Dan Brown's books have never been about that.

These books are effectively a modern blockbuster on the written page, and are popular as Brown's style easily lends itself to visualisation. You're not going to get a War and Peace or a Citizen Kane experience, but for a few hours of reading you get twists and turns ably backed up by an appropriate amount of Brown's research fed in at the right times.

If you don't like middle-brow books, don't bother with this. But if you like a mixture of literature then this is worth a go. If you really must sneer, then remember something put to Brown himself in a recent interview with Richard Bacon on BBC Five Live - if it weren't for books like this or The DaVinci Code raking in the cash for publishing houses, we'd likely have less of the smaller and "better written" books being able to be produced. So isn't the fact this exists a good thing? It's a bit of fun, and a nice bridge between reading meatier fayre.
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Dead Ever After: A True Blood Novel (Sookie Stackhouse)
Dead Ever After: A True Blood Novel (Sookie Stackhouse)
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The end... really?, 8 May 2013
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I have to say I'm a bit underwhelmed. As has become usual with the Stackhouse books of late, not a lot happens and it all just bubbles along before a pay off suddenly appears.

Sadly, that's the series in a nutshell, as a whole anyway. It started brilliantly, but never really went anywhere. It was good enough to read, but I can't help feeling it could have been so much more - and this book epitomises it.

If you've read the rest, get this. If you haven't, this isn't a jumping in point even if you've watched the bastardised TV shoe. But if you're new you're better off starting at the beginning, and seeing if you last this long.

Thank you Charlaine for some interesting moments though. And also for not going the Twilight route even though I'm sure it would have fitted the overall plot.


Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 2 May 2013
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What a fantastic story, brilliantly told.

Now I shall go and watch the movie! I'm not sure how it'll do it justice...


Doctor Who: Summer Falls
Doctor Who: Summer Falls
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book, 29 April 2013
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For something that's a throw-away spin-off, this is really rather good. Well written, in character, and cleverly paced and plotted.

Recommended.


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