Book Review. Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin.

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.

Book Review. The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner.

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.

Book Review. The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss.

‘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.

Book Review. Twice Upon a Time by Paul Cornell.

I had heard of Twice Upon a Time, and its more criticised aspects, so was in no hurry to read it but it’s a short read, was a Sunday afternoon, and I thought let’s give it a go. I liked the first few pages, the Doctor meeting his former self, the first Doctor as originally … Continue reading Book Review. Twice Upon a Time by Paul Cornell.

Book Review. A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson.

A Young Girl with a Dog and a Page Bartholomew Dandridge ca, 1725 oil on canvas perhaps because you and the dog have the same collar; perhaps, not for the first time, you know you are less important than the dog a darkness in the background, a dark and ghostly presence searing through history. In … Continue reading Book Review. A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson.