The Brigadier is in prison, whilst there he keeps getting into scrapes, but is this a ruse, has he been planted there to trail someone or has the Brigadier committed a serious crime? Mind of Stone had me pondering these scenarios for a good chunk of the book. Television series Porridge vibes, the prison guard … Continue reading Book Review. Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin.
The Sontaran Games is about the Sontarans infiltrating BASE, a camp for athletes who are competing in the upcoming games. The Sontarans are looking for somebody, and gleaning information at the same time on Homo Sapiens. I thought the plot of the story was weak at first, with flat characters, who the Doctor is with … Continue reading Book Review. The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner.
‘After their tangle with sinister robots and exploding bubble-wrap at Kerblam!, the whole fam favoured a trip into a tech-free era, far enough back to not jeopardise the existence of any close relatives, but somewhere civilised enough to have decent grub,’ I said in a previous review, Molten Heart by Una McCormack, how in the … Continue reading Book Review. The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson.
Revenge of the Judoon was an enjoyable story, without being anything consequential. It started well, much better than Terrance Dicks’ previous story Made of Steel featuring Martha and the Doctor. I liked the character of Captain Harry Carruthers, and his role in being companion to Martha, who is investigating Black Dog Lane, and the laboratory … Continue reading Book Review. Revenge of the Judoon by Terrance Dicks.
‘The question is,’ Vastra continued. ‘How did the Doctor’s image come to be preserved on a dead man’s eye? It is a scientific impossibility.’ I am new to Matt Smith’s TV episodes of Doctor Who, and I have probably read more books and stories with his Doctor in, than I have watched episodes. So I … Continue reading Book Review. The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss.