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  • David Mack | Shiny Shelf
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  • The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter | Shiny Shelf
    at one point spending months worrying about the destruction of a coffee table Yet once the shows are broadcast he has utter self belief I m amazed that we worried he says after re watching his first episode How can you not watch Doctor Who when it s that good The Writer s Tale is thus unlikely to change any long standing views on the man or his work In fact many of the most commonly heard criticisms of his scripts turn out slightly disarmingly to be entirely true Davies thinks in terms of television rather than drama building his stories around trailers and scheduling He makes stuff up on the run leaves threads hanging and throws things in because they ll make a good headline And for all his self doubt he s entirely unapologetic I m going to win this argument he says at one point as he debates merits of one script with the critics in his head The viewing figures AI and critical acclaim suggest he s probably right The book has already had an impact the hardback edition was published in autumn 2008 to rave reviews and reportedly inspired Charlie Brooker to dedicate an entire edition of Screenwipe to asking Davies and other writers how they write The new Final Chapter edition updates the book in so far as it includes another 300 pages of emails covering his last year on the show But for all that it doesn t really add a huge amount It has some interesting tidbits for those of a certain menky persuasion sample Helen Mirren was first choice for the companion role in Waters of Mars And it s an interesting case of pop eating itself as Cook slightly vexingly transforms from interviewer to major creative influence on the last year of the show But still it s not the groundbreaking work its predecessor was It s just longer The Writer s Tale will be a fascinating work to both Who fans and to those interested in the TV production process But there s very little reason to own it twice Buy it but don t buy it again Line Break By Jonn Elledge Share The Writer s Tale The Final Chapter Tags Books Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams

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  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest | Shiny Shelf
    in Boneshaker moves along at a fine clip for a good chunk of the novel The majority of the story is split into two threads following Briar and Zeke on their individual quests Of the two Briar s is the more interesting due to the interactions with the crew of the airship and her first foray within the walls That is not to say that Zeke s tale is a snoozer far from it but it is also the more predictable It boils down to a series of unfortunate events Zeke falls in with the wrong crowd more than once and is swept along by the plot until the two stories intersect late in the novel There is a lot of running around and chases which are fine but it never seems like Zeke does much of importance until late in the novel Briar s tale is also more colorful due to the cast of characters she comes across There are a few issues with Boneshaker The biggest was that the story loses its way after the 3 4 mark without giving much away there is a big battle that erupts that comes off as abrupt There are subtle hints throughout the novel at how such an event would occur but the actual arrival is jarring Also abrupt is the re appearance of a character who goes missing half way through only to reappear near the end and close to death and subsequently dies in the same scene Aside from tying up a small loose end his reappearance could have easily skipped without any detriment to the story One cannot help but wonder if there was large amount of editing that went on during the last quarter of the novel and a decent amount of material was left out The latter section of Boneshaker feels rushed and while it does not kill the novel it s something to note And then there are the zombies Instead of slow shambling things these undead are capable of moving pretty fast Not too much time is spent examining the zombies in fact if you are looking for a ton of undead action in Boneshaker you will be disappointed They are used but are kept in the shadows at first and their presence is felt more than seen during the course of the novel Arguments can be made for or against this it adds to the atmosphere of dread within the walled area and it prevents them from being simple one trick scares I thought Priest put them to good use here but others may disagree Boneshaker is a fun unique ride Priest establishes an interesting sandbox to play in offers realistic characters in horrifying situations and adeptly provides a horror tinged mood to a deep fascinating world Priest does not hit all the marks in Boneshaker but it will entertain you enough to get you to the end and that s what good writing does Line Break By Julio Angel Ortiz Julio Angel

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  • Cherie Priest | Shiny Shelf
    Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006

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  • Savage Negro | Shiny Shelf
    his second more considered impulse is to bide his time work out the lay of the land then strike seizing the future for himself Savage Negro is a smart well written pulp SF adventure with something to say for itself It s well worth catching up with now while there s only a few chapters in the bank Read it here Line Break By Mark Clapham Mark Clapham is a Devon based writer and editor You can find out more about him at the egotistically named markclapham com Share Savage Negro Tags Books Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival

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  • Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus | Shiny Shelf
    Mexican lucha libre and by Phillip Purser Hallard in Battleship Anathema where we see Iris s horror at revisiting a world where the party was followed by twenty years of total war However unlike 21st century Doctor Who s own louche time travelling cocktail sipping dilettante Iris never allows dwelling on guilt and misery to lose the sense of fun that made us love her What is there left to say about Iris Wildthyme Plenty and the Celestial Omnibus shows Iris at her typical best with brilliant episodes of a charming maddening and entirely contradictory life You can buy Iris latest hardback adventures for 10 99 plus P P here Line Break By Abigail Twitch Share Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus Tags Books Iris Wildthyme Obverse Books Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian

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  • Iris Wildthyme | Shiny Shelf
    BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March

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  • Devil May Care | Shiny Shelf
    of myself as a Bond fan because ultimately I don t make lists I m far more interested in the spirit than the letter Faulks has captured the real spirit of the Bond books that sense that reading it we become men of the world and that the world is a place where men have henchmen and they re called things like Chagrin the word means both pain and grief in French Remarkable that a language should use the same word for both don t you think Britain isn t Top Nation but really ought to be women are there mainly to allow glimpses of their stocking tops and have red mouths that fall hungrily when it comes down to it little bits of esoteric knowledge or secreted everyday items or just being quite good at tennis or able to mix a drink are enough to tip the balance in favour of the free world It s the sort of thing people call a guilty pleasure but who really ever actually feels guilt Deep down everyone wishes the world was more like Top Gear and if there are a few misguided people who think otherwise they are almost certainly if not fully trained agents dupes of SMERSH While Faulks has been explaining ever since the book was announced exactly what he s been planning to do I suspect not everyone will get it I suspect that the people who appreciate his literary fiction won t get the joke which is on them to an extent the villain of the piece is more obsessed with the injustices of British imperialism than a whole panel of Booker judges he justifies keeping slaves with a dismissive everything I learned about slavery I learned from the British Empire and its colonies and I m not sure the fans will see what the fuss is about and file it next to Raymond Benson both physically and mentally I think the main de singe thing is the touchstone I laughed like a drain when I read that bit had to put the book down and go and get a drink In a good way My gut reaction was that it was so much more Bondian than a lot of the post Fleming stuff has been just exactly pitched right If you think it s far too silly or you ve simply incorporated it into a list of Bond Villains deformities of then this may not be the novel for you Ultimately I don t want to second guess what other people think about the book Faulks has written a James Bond novel that s on my wavelength one that I like a great deal Monkey thumbs up Line Break By Lance Parkin Lance Parkin writes lots of things including a biography of Alan Moore that s due out late next year Find out more at his website Share Devil May Care Tags Books James Bond Sebastian Faulks Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained

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