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4.0 out of 5 stars Aliens? or threats from nearer home?, 4 Oct 2011
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It seems to me that this book didn't quite know what to make of itself - a serious sci-fi novel, an psycho-analysis of Torchwood history, a Jules Verne adventure, or a vaudeville comic turn. And that, unfortunately, was the impression I was left with when I finished it. Don't get me wrong - it's good in parts; I'm just not sure it hangs together as a story in one book.

The character of Agnes Havisham is an interesting one; and brings some of Torchwood's long-standing history to a current reality. Jack, Ianto and Gwen are all well characterised; just parts of the story seem so far-fetched, or even slightly silly, as to spoil the overall effect. Too many good ideas from the author that he wanted to use in one book, I suspect.

Definitely a must-read for a Torchwood fan; but just good, not great. An intriguing, oddball kind of story. A pity - hopefully we see more of the interaction between Jack and Miss Havisham in future stories.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2013 02:44:27 GMT
timelord007 says:
Not bad adventure this one, Great product review.
Can you write just one bad review so i can say "Reviews A Disaster Darling", So sorry I'm channelling Craig Revel Hallwood there.lol

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2013 03:55:07 GMT
Keen Reader says:
Brutal! I'm crushed ... but nah, but yeah, but nah ...
I'm a bit behind with my Torchwood reading (and listening, I have some audio cds). Must try and catch up.
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