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It's life, Jack, but not as we know it...,
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This review is from: Torchwood: The House That Jack Built (Hardcover)
This is the twelfth Torchwood novelisation, and features Jack, Ianto and Gwen trying to find what lies behind a house that seems to have links to mysterious and rather gruesome deaths in the neighbourhood over a period of time.
The chapters flitted between the narrative from the perspective of several of the characters - Jack, Gwen, and the residents of the house which lies at the centre of the mystery - making some of the flow of the narrative a little stop/start but a good literary device in that it gives us, the reader, the very precise perspective of the person who is experiencing the action.
I've read all the previous Torchwood novels, and have enjoyed them. This is no exception - the characters are well presented, the story flows well. I did feel just a bit disappointed at the way the storyline was resolved - a bit rushed? Or a bit convenient? But if that was not great, the story did offer good insights into the earlier life of one of the main Torchwood characters, and that is always good to see in a long-standing series of novels. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2013 20:41:52 GMT
Decent Torchwood novel.
Another fair written review.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2013 01:13:39 GMT
Keen Reader says:
Thanks timelord007 - I have a few Torchwood novels waiting in the pile still to be read. Hopefully get to them soon.
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