S Maslin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (29 of 50)
Location: Utsunomiya, Japan
Birthday: 21 Oct


Top Reviewer Ranking: 284,629 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 50
Bernice Summerfield Diet of Worms CD (Bernice Summ&hellip by Matthew Sweet
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 9 Jan 2014
Hand on heart, this is quite simply my favourite Benny story, which is not to say that it will be everyone's. If your taste is for funny, intelligent science fiction, peppered with eclectic cultural references and peopled with marvellous and unlikely characters, then stop reading this and get a copy. If your taste is for explosions, CGI and unremarkable death as substitutes for drama and narrative, then stick to television.

Benny badly needs a job. A real job. Tries for a job at a book depository. Doesn't get it, which is a pity, as the characters there are so engaging one wouldn't mind her staying a few episodes. She does however get trouble, naturally enough. Someone or… Read more
Something Inside (Doctor Who) by Trevor Baxendale
Something Inside (Doctor Who) by Trevor Baxendale
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Dreadful, 9 Jan 2014
Something Inside changed my life. No, really. Before I slipped it into my disc player, I was a completist by nature. I hated having gaps, all too prone to that slightly nerdy tendency towards wholeness, keeping books or CDs I knew I would never read or listen to again, just so I would not have to admit to any lack of thoroughness. Prior to its release, one could still have seen that trio of horrors, Ish, The Rapture and The Sandman, side by side on my shelves, defying me to make a dent in the perfect vista of CD case edges. Medicinal Purposes, Creed of the Kromon, Dreamtime, Scaredy Cat and Pier Pressure, every one a lemon, had all tested my faith but my resolve was unshaken. Nature… Read more
Doctor Who: Hornets' Nest: The Complete Series by Paul Magrs
2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No, No, No, No, No!, 21 Oct 2010
This should have been a major event for old school Doctor Who fans. Tom Baker finally back in the saddle after so many years away? What's not to like?

Frankly, everything. The story is not only idiotic but at times profoundly insensitive, even misogynistic. The dialogue is enough to make you shriek in agony and the attempts at humour are just that: attempts. Of all the marvellous writers currently at work in Doctor Who in all its formats, why on Earth choose Paul Magrs, with not one single book or audio to his name that has crawled its way above the depressingly mediocre? The choice of Mike Yates as 'companion' is likewise as unrewarding as it is baffling. (A minor character… Read more