Andrew McCaffrey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (7 of 12)
Location: Satellite of Love, Maryland
In My Own Words:
My name is Andrew McCaffrey and I often subject myself to the films I unearth in the One Dollar DVD bins at Wal*Mart. Feel free to drop me a line!


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,902,076 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 12
Doctor Who: Infinity Race by Simon Messingham
Doctor Who: Infinity Race by Simon Messingham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Pace-Eater, 16 Jun 2003
Due to a variety of reasons, I found myself with a long gap between the publication of this book and my eventual perusal. During that pause, Internet opinion had pretty much decided that THE INFINITY RACE was a hugely disappointing clunker at the end of what had been a breathtaking and fantastic year for the Eighth Doctor Adventures. So, when I did start reading this book, it was with some slight trepidation. At first, it appeared that my anxiety was misplaced. The beginning drew me in, tempted my appetite and consistently impressed me; I couldn't fathom why it was receiving such negative press. But by the time I got to the end, I found that the book had fizzled somewhat. While it's… Read more
The Pit (New Doctor Who Adventures) by Neil Penswick
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How bad is it?, 6 Jan 2003
"Outside, the poet turned to the Doctor and raged at him. Why had they gone into that building, asked a stupid question and then left? It didn't make sense." -- THE PIT, page 149.
What in the name of God was that? Having read for years about how The Pit is supposedly the worst Doctor Who book ever written, I must admit that I approached it with a slight degree of trepidation. Still, I wondered to myself whether this book could really be as bad as all that. Surely there's no book on Earth that could possibly be as hideous as The Pit's shocking reputation would have one believe, right?
Reading the first page was an enlightening experience. The prose revealed here is among the worst… Read more
Blood Harvest (Doctor Who New Adventures) by Terrance Dicks
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No surprises, 6 Jan 2003
There are two items on the cover of BLOOD HARVEST that should tell every Doctor Who fan exactly what to expect. The first is the extremely silly looking vampire that's being repelled by Benny holding a flashlight. The second, of course, is the name Terrance Dicks. Terrance Dicks doesn't really surprise us too much these days. We know what sorts of stories he tells, and the only unknown variable in his equation is how promising the execution will be rather than what level of ambition he'll be aiming at. Fortunately, BLOOD HARVEST, while far from being his best work, is an enjoyable enough romp through Chicago mobs of the 1920's and several previous Doctor Who adventures.
As the… Read more