Time lord fairy tales, like the title succinctly suggests, is a mashup of the Who-niverse and the good old (Western) fairy tales. It puts classical Doctor Who characters into sometimes well-known fairy tales other times stories that either just borrow the structure of fairy tales or that I don’t know. As an adult it was fun to guess along to identify the origin story or the original baddie. However even though the stories are all written by the same author the quality varies wildly. “Heroes can be found in the most unlikely places. Perhaps we all have it within us […]
#CBR10Bingo: Two Heads Are Better Than One So my final review of #CBR10Bingo requires some assistance, and I will be joined by my husband Mark (“Hello!”), who also gave me the book we’re co-reviewing. I figured I should start with some background. I hadn’t watched any of the now hugely popular children’s television program Doctor Who until I went to University in Scotland in the late 1990s, early 2000s. Of course, this was because at that point, the show wasn’t actually on the air, and anyone who wanted to watch it, or get other friends interested in it, probably had to own […]
Trigger Warnings is a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman, I believe his third collection. It’s a pretty meh collection, practically all of the stories were forgotten the moment I turned the page. I find this to be true of most of his short stories if I’m honest, I like (and occasionally love) his novels, but his short stories generally leave me cold. That this collection is so bland is rather ironic considering the tittle. Before I get into the actual stories, I do want to say I’m kind of angry at him for the tittle and his introduction. […]
I don’t remember where I heard about this comic, just that I did, and immediately reserved it at my library. Watching the 50th Anniversary special a couple of years ago was one of the best fictional experiences I’ve ever had, so I was looking to recreate the feeling a little. Alas, this comic does not manage to convey the feeling of a Doctor Meet-Up, and honestly for me it didn’t even convey “Doctor Who.” I suppose if this had been a TV episode or even a radio drama it would have been good, because the actors would have gotten ahold […]
Yes, it’s another Doctor Who novel. And this one manages to have the Doctor, Amy and Rory on the cover. Poor Rose.
Seriously, mine just has the Doctor on it. Do people really hate Rose that much that they had to make two covers?
This is yet another of the 50th Anniversary books, one for each Doctor. This one has the 10th, plus Donna Noble and her family. The writer, Gary Russel, worked on Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane Adventures, so he’s familiar with the concepts, and does this sub-genre proud. Donna is home, getting ragged on by her mom, and catching up with her grandpa Wilf. He’s having a great time, because he has discovered a new star, and he got to name it. Wilf invites the Doctor to the ceremony as his special guest. But is that new star a real […]
This is yet another 50th Anniversary special book. It was written by Gareth Roberts & published in 2005. Roberts has written a few of my favorite episodes of the modern Doctor Who, including “The Shakespeare Code” and “The Unicorn and the Wasp.” (He also wrote “The Lodger,” which brought us Matt Smith’s gams). According to his bio, he also wrote for The Sarah Jane Adventures, a show I hope one day to see without having to pay for it. We know Roberts loves us, because he not only gives us a story with the 9th Doctor and Rose, but he […]