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Chalk by Paul Cornell (book review)

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chalk by Paul Cornell  (book review)

In a forgotten world, a boy seeks to live a normal life. The forgotten world is Britain in the 1970s and the boy lives in rural England. His daily life is full of pain, that being the specialist subject of the school bully, Drake and his gang. Andrew Waggoner tries to be invisible. He hopes […]

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai  (book review)

If only you could travel in time and make everything right. OK, stop shouting, we all know this to be a bad idea. Case histories abound or they would do if I hadn’t travelled back in time and wiped them. Tom has a very clever dad, who is emotionally cold. He had a mum but […]

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The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard   (book review)

A world of angels and demons exists in a war-torn Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Those who must, seek to live in one of the Houses led by a Fallen. A power struggle between them means a constant flux. Newly Fallen are used for their magic. No one is safe. Under it […]

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Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks   (book review)

There are times when you wonder where your life is going, times of anxiety and stress and for this I recommend ‘Star Trek Cats’. Much like the cat memes on the Internet there is no earthly or even unearthly reason for producing a book about ‘Star Trek’ with cats in it. Put simply, the world […]

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The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland   (book review)

‘The Plague Charmer’, although ostensibly a history mystery,’ actually slips quite nicely into the fantasy genre. A novel set in mediaeval times cannot fail to acknowledge that Christianity and saintly worship sits alongside magpie and mystery as part of everyday life. at a time when life could often be brutish and short and a peasant […]

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All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe (book review).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe (book review).

Imagine if Peter Pan were real. Imagine ‘All Darling Children’ had been abducted by a boy who refuse to grow up. Imagine a very dark place called Neverland where you can only leave if Peter lets you and that never happens. The grim new novel by Katrina Monroe about the eternal child will make you […]

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Doctor Who And The Zarbi by Bill Strutton (book review).

March 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who And The Zarbi by Bill Strutton (book review).

‘Doctor Who And The Zarbi’ is not a story I am familiar with and I feel sure if I’d seen this as a child it would have haunted me forever. The Doctor and his companions, Ian, Barbara and Vicki, are trapped when the TARDIS is compelled to land on a planet by a mysterious noise […]

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Doctor Who And The Daleks by David Whitaker (book review)

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who And The Daleks by David Whitaker   (book review)

When the Doctor meets Ian and Barbara for this first time, he decides the sensible thing to do is take them with him to avoid his secret being found out. The fact that he could have deposited them outside the police box and disappeared with his granddaughter Susan never to return is best brushed over […]

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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

‘When the world is running down, make the best of what’s still around’ could be the mantra for the man, in this novel, ‘The End Of The World Running Club’ by Adrian J. Walker. When several asteroids strike the Earth, it’s the end of the world as we know it and Edgar, who has a […]

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Doctor Who And The Crusaders by David Whitaker (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who And The Crusaders by David Whitaker   (book review)

Those of you of a certain vintage will have read ‘Doctor Who And The Crusades’ and probably still have a battered copy. This is a spanking new hardback edition of a book originally issued as written by the scriptwriter David Whitaker of the several lost presumed wiped series of the early ‘Doctor Who’. As a […]

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