Mr. M. Jones

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (138 of 175)
Location: Chester, England



Top Reviewer Ranking: 16,250 - Total Helpful Votes: 138 of 175
Doctor Who: The Game of Death: The Darksmith Legac&hellip by BBC
A great diversion in the series. Rather than running around fleeing from the Agent or the Darksmiths, the Doctor and companion a nice sensitive robot, fall into a murder mystery evening. I couldn't quite believe it could be a celebrity game, and though it was played like Big Brother there were no cameras around which would have added another interesting element to it. The game itself was interesting, with a small varied cast that were easy to visualise, and the twist about the monster made it enjoyable to resolve. Good fun.
Spiral (Tunnels Book 5) by Roderick Gordon
Spiral (Tunnels Book 5) by Roderick Gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary fun, 26 Feb 2014
Exciting story of dangerous missions, with a couple of well-presented love triangles which help vary the tone without reducing interest. If you have read the previous books, in this one everything changes - from the colony being emptied then facing revolution, to the heroes hideout being discovered and them going on the offensive, to the gross changes to the styx women. You have to suspend disbelief quite a bit on biology, explosions and physics at times, but the story keeps you reading on. Be warned - there are characters who are nicely built up that get expired too, so it is not without emotion.
I worry about poor Elliott and I would love the Corprolites to have a role, so I'm… Read more
The Leper's Return (A Medieval West Country Myster&hellip by Michael Jecks
Like the few books of Michael Jecks I've read so far this is excellent in bringing the 1300s to life. His research is occasionally obvious, especially when backstories are given in the context of the wars and politics of the time, but most of the time it is like reading about a foreign land, where they do things differently. Status is paramount, the grime of daily life is given as well as its joys whether that be new cloth, beautiful views or fellowship. People's desire to be pleasing in the eyes of the church and their guilt when they feel they have fallen short is palpable, and he takes you to places rarely in the light - leper colonies, walled gardens and the understairs world of… Read more

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