Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker and James Goss.

Wow, Scratchman was good! It starts as if it is an ordinary Who story, with the Doctor’s picnic being trampled and the discovery: villagers have been turned into scarecrows and were they scary. The remining survivors are rounded up into a church, where the Doctor is trying to use moths to defeat the scarecrows. Moths! … Continue reading Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker and James Goss.

Book Review. On Connection by Kae Tempest.

On Connection is an essay length book about creativity and connection, two of my favourite subjects. I was taken aback, and appreciative, of the frankness of Tempest’s writing, lines like ‘every day was just about trying to make enough money to get fucked up. That was the major goal of my life. I was in … Continue reading Book Review. On Connection by Kae Tempest.

Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles by Various Reviewed.

‘I’ve done it all wrong!’ howled that idiot bear. ‘I’ve mixed up plain reality with awful whimsy … and now there’s chaos everywhere!’ Teddy Sparkles Must Die! by Paul Magrs It feels wrong to say I enjoyed The Missy Chronicles, because they contain Missy being murderous and evil, she’s no Doctor, is she? But she … Continue reading Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles by Various Reviewed.

Book Review. The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann.

What a horrible, messy little book The Weather in the Streets is, and to think it all started by old friends meeting on a train. The chain of events that were triggered. Rollo, the married man, begins an affair with our protagonist Olivia. The conversation between the 2 characters on the train, oh my. The … Continue reading Book Review. The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann.