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.
‘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.
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.
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.