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Doctor Who: Dead of Winter: The History Collection
Doctor Who: Dead of Winter: The History Collection
by James Goss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Mar. 2015
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Great story and very interesting introduction written for this 'History Collection' edition.


Plastic Jesus
Plastic Jesus
by Wayne Simmons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Mar. 2015
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Clever and thought-provoking.


Haterz
Haterz
by James Goss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEDZUP, 13 Mar. 2015
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This is a really good read. Inventive, funny and insightful; entertaining and thought-provoking. It does far more than tell funny stories about the different ways in which people can die, though it does that very well. It showed me how funny, appalling, brutal, gross and kind the internet can be.


Doctor Who: The Blood Cell (12th Doctor novel) (Dr Who)
Doctor Who: The Blood Cell (12th Doctor novel) (Dr Who)
by James Goss
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tum-tum-ti-tum-tum, tum-ti-tum-ti-tum, 11 Sept. 2014
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I very much enjoyed this story. I appreciated the style of the story telling as the events which had brought everyone to the Prison were revealed through their effects. There is not a lot of scene setting. Once you start reading the story moves forward with history revealing itself generally as and when The Doctor becomes aware of it. For me this dovetails well with the story being told in the first person by the prison governor. There are moments of lovely humour (tum-tum-ti-tum-tum, tum-ti-tum-ti-tum). Like many Doctor Who stories, it is also a morality tale - not an overtly 'preachy' morality tale, but moral nonetheless. For example, the Doctor is not only concerned that an individual is doing good, he asks them to consider if those they work for are doing good. Also, in fine Doctor Who tradition, there is content which can be interpreted as political comment. For example, it questions the acceptable limits of interrogation in detention centres. There are favourite Doctor Who staples (the order of events for time-travellers, corridors, screaming and running). There is action and a malevolent force to be identified. But it seems to me that fundamentally it is a story about human relationships and the nature of power and authority; about how these can get into a terrible pickle and how they might be resolved.
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The Girl in the Basement
The Girl in the Basement
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *Shudders*, 22 Aug. 2014
Grim, gory and great.


Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks (Dr Who)
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks (Dr Who)
by No Author Details
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and, 12 July 2014
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Something for everyone's taste in humour. Fun and clever


Twisted Histories
Twisted Histories
by Kaaron Warren
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gloriously twisted, 2 April 2014
This review is from: Twisted Histories (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories edited by Scott Harrison. Wayne Simmons' story of a Mass for horror fans with D/s tendencies or gloriously subversive and Scott Harrison's contribution about Magi with a mission to prevent an incarnation of evil is very well told. I loved it.


Unearthed
Unearthed
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A five star introduction, 4 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Unearthed (Kindle Edition)
The introduction to this collection of stories has been nominated for a British Science Fiction Association award. Educative, interesting intro and entertaining stories. Can't go wrong.


Blood and Sand  (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
Blood and Sand (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story of an intriguing self assassination, 13 Oct. 2013
This has instantly become my favourite of the (so far) three Lady Serpent murder stories. The story is told with wit and at a good pace. All the incidents fit together at the end into a coherent story. The reader is lead up a delightful garden path but there are indicators evident with (for me) hindsight. Gruesome happenings are not gruesomely described (phew). Intelligent story telling.


Doctor Who: Summer Falls
Doctor Who: Summer Falls
by Amelia Williams
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £9.37

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 28 Sept. 2013
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This story is beautifully read and i thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it as a children's story set by the seaside featuring a harbour and lighthouse, with 'pesky kids' unmasking the villain and thwarting a magically laid plan to bring eternal winter. The cat is a truly wonderful cat. The character of the girl who leads the adventure is very well crafted and her personality is engaging. Her relationship with her mother is both warm and a little sad. The encounter in the second hand shop whilst trying to donate a bucket and spade is a classic. The story champions the kind of values traditional to children's literature; friendship, trust, bravery. Yes, i enjoyed it as a gently unfolding children's 'quest'.


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