English 837 pages Bantam Books ISBN: 987-0-553-57340-4 First line: Back cover blurb: In a land where summer can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing.The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall.In fact, you're so damn busy that frankly we're surprised you've read this far. So you can meet them for half an hour over a coffee or something stronger to see if there's any chemistry.
I work as a pharmacist and love cats and tea more than most.
Interesting, especially the personal stories, but not fab.
C — Love @ Comments (0) Filed under: Book Blowout, C, English, GLBT interest, Science Fiction Torchwood: Something in the Water by Trevor Baxendale English 255 pages BBC Books ISBN: 978-1-846-07437-0 First line: Back cover blurb: Dr Bob Strong’s GP surgery has been treating a lot of coughs and colds recently, far more than is normal for the time of year.
I was a bit worried where it was going to end, but it’s kind of perfect, really. C Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island; Mike Tucker, eng, 255 Scary monsters and kiddies with nightmares. C Doctor Who: The Art of Destruction; Stephen Cole, eng, 256 Farming in Africa, golden statues and creepy aliens. Not the best of the DW books I’ve read—I don’t much care for Colin Brake’s style of writing it, though I can’t put my finger on the exact reason.
B Sandman: The Kindly Ones; Neil Gaiman et al., eng, 335 I wouldn’t say Sandman is Gaiman at his best, but I do like the stories and so also in this volume. C Tro, hopp och burnout; Johan Unenge, swe, 228 YA story about a guy who’s really into cars and death metal, who ends up going on a confirmation camp.
It’s a decent story, and I was happy to see it didn’t end up quite where I expected it would, but the writing style is very, very choppy and not at all my cup of tea. C Vadå feminist; Lisa Gålmark, swe, 188 Basic guide to feminism.