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James Goss

Författare till Almost Perfect

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Inkluderar namnet: James Goss


Verk av James Goss

Almost Perfect (2008) 315 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Dead of Winter (2011) 243 exemplar, 5 recensioner
City of Death (2015) 236 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Risk Assessment (2009) 214 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Shakespeare Notebooks (2014) 213 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Blood Cell (2014) 184 exemplar, 23 recensioner
Scratchman (2019) — Ghostwriter — 176 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Doctor Who: The Doctor's Lives and Times (2013) 167 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet (2017) 126 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Summer Falls (2013) — Författare — 107 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (2018) — Författare — 104 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Dead Air (2010) 98 exemplar, 10 recensioner
First Born (2011) 93 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles (2018) 86 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Doctor Who: The Dalek Handbook (2011) — Författare — 84 exemplar, 1 recension
Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr (2015) 79 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Doctor Who: City of Death (2018) 50 exemplar, 1 recension
The Hounds of Artemis (2010) 41 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Torchwood: Golden Age (2009) 36 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Class: What She Does Next Will Astound You (2016) 35 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Being Human: Bad Blood (2010) 33 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Doctor Who: The Giggle (2023) 30 exemplar, 1 recension
Fall to Earth (2015) — Författare — 26 exemplar
Death and the Queen (2016) — Författare — 24 exemplar, 1 recension
The Torchwood Archive (2016) — Författare — 23 exemplar
Torchwood: Department X (2011) 23 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Art of Death (2012) 22 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Torchwood: Ghost Train (2011) 22 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Time Museum (2012) 21 exemplar, 1 recension
Haterz (2015) 19 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Scorchies (2013) 19 exemplar
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Volume One (2016) — Författare; Författare — 18 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Ghost Mission (2016) — Författare — 17 exemplar
The Last Post (2012) 16 exemplar
Corpse Day (2017) — Författare — 16 exemplar
Torchwood: The Lost Files (2011) 16 exemplar, 1 recension
The Lives of Captain Jack (Doctor Who) (2017) — Författare — 16 exemplar
Mask of Tragedy (2014) — Författare — 15 exemplar
The Office of Never Was (2017) — Författare — 15 exemplar
The Diary of River Song: Series Seven (2020) — Författare — 15 exemplar
The Gods of Winter (2015) 12 exemplar, 1 recension
The Sins of Winter (2015) 12 exemplar, 1 recension
The Lives of Captain Jack, Volume Two (2019) — Författare — 11 exemplar, 1 recension
The War Master: The Master of Callous (2018) — Författare — 11 exemplar, 1 recension
No Place (2019) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us 1 (2017) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Goodbye Picadilly (2018) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Donna Noble: Kidnapped! (2020) 9 exemplar
Instant Karma (2018) — Författare — 9 exemplar
Smashed (2019) 8 exemplar
Deadbeat Escape (2018) — Författare — 8 exemplar
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us 3 (2018) — Producer; Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
The Silent Scream (2017) — Författare — 8 exemplar
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Chronicles (2018) — Författare — 7 exemplar
The Hope (2019) — Författare — 7 exemplar
Masterful (2021) — Författare — 7 exemplar
Lady Christina (2018) — Författare — 7 exemplar, 1 recension
Ghost Walk (2018) — Författare — 7 exemplar
Missy Series 3: Missy and the Monk (2021) — Författare — 7 exemplar
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Unbound Universe (2016) — Script Editor; Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Torchwood Soho: Parasite (Torchwood Special Releases) (2020) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Red Base (2020) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Torchwood: God Among Us 1 (2018) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Signs (The Diary of River Song, #3) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
Torchwood: God Among Us 3 (2019) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far, Volume One (2018) — Script Editor; Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Dark Shadows: The Crimson Pearl (2011) 6 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Gooseberry (2021) — Regissör — 5 exemplar
Once and Future: The Artist at the End of Time (2023) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Torchwood: The Red List (2022) 4 exemplar
Lady Christina: Series 2 (2021) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Fortitude (2020) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Coffee (2021) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Three Monkeys (2020) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Blood and Sand (2013) 4 exemplar
Torchwood One: Nightmares (2022) — Författare — 3 exemplar
Death in Venice (2022) — Författare — 3 exemplar
Empire of Shadows (2021) — Författare — 3 exemplar
The War Master: Killing Time (2021) 3 exemplar
The Restoration of Catherine — Författare — 2 exemplar
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: Blood and Steel (2022) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Now we are six hundred 2 exemplar, 1 recension
Oodunnit (2024) — Författare — 2 exemplar
I Hate Mondays (2024) 2 exemplar
Sabotage (2024) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Torchwood: Among Us Part 2 (2023) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Torchwood: 54: Curios (2021) 2 exemplar
Madam I'm (2021) 2 exemplar
Rogue Encounters (2024) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Ascension — Författare — 1 exemplar
The War Master Part 1 — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Hesitation Deviation (2016) 1 exemplar

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Torchwood: Among Us Part 3 — Författare, vissa utgåvor1 exemplar


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It’s no secret that I rate James Goss as one of the best Doctor Who writers currently in business (eg here, here and here), so I awaited his novelisation of The Giggle with eager anticipation.

I have to say that my high expectations were more than exceeded. Goss tells the story from the perspective of the Toymaker (first-person Doctor Who books are very rare and not always successful), smooths off the edges, throws in some extra pinches of emotion and also some shifts of genre and format – at one point the book becomes a choose-your-own-adventure for Donna, and there are other puzzles throughout. I suspect that the paper version will be even nicer and it’s the only one of the three that I plan to get in hard copy. It’s a real tour de force.
… (mer)
nwhyte | Jan 7, 2024 |
I'm giving this a 2.5 The narration was great, and most of the story was interesting but overall it just didn't strike me as much as some of the others. Kai Owen should be used more!
Kiri | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 24, 2023 |
Good book, though as we all know by now, viruses mutate more when they are actually spreading, not when they lack hosts to spread through.
JBarringer | 22 andra recensioner | Dec 15, 2023 |
As a longterm Doctor Who fan who enjoyed Tom Baker's stories until the later ones which became rather hammy I was keen to read this. At first, it was interesting, and it was charming to see Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith accompanying the Doctor on a visit to a remote island with a beseiged community. Sinister scarecrows are stalking the island and, it seems, turning people into scarecrows like themselves. The story is told in a framing structure, where the Doctor is having to defend himself against the Time Lords accusations as he is on trial, something that cropped up a few times in the series and was here, I thought, a bit unnecessary and irritating.

In the second half of the book, where the Doctor confronts the force behind the happenings on the island, a thing that labels itself Scratchman (Old Scratch being a name for the Devil), things become rather more fantastical, taking place in a nightmarish world. I found this dragged a bit. There is a nod to the current Doctor who makes a couple of cameo appearances.

I believe the core of this story was an idea that Tom Baker and Ian Marter, who played Harry, had discussed in the 1970s as a possible film idea. The book is dedicated to Marter who died tragically young, though not to Elizabeth Sladen who also sadly died more recently. It appears to have been ghost written or maybe co-written with someone called James Goss. It is competently written but I found the whole fantasyland aspect rather over extended and it became a bit boring. The first half I could quite envisage being a Doctor Who story of the time. One irritation was the non grammatical use of 'sat' instead of 'sitting', as in "I was sat....".

One aspect that did not work for me was the omniscience of the Doctor who could describe in detail, including dialogue, what was happening to his companions when he wasn't present. This was necessitated by the clunky trial frame - if it had just been written in third person this would not have been necessary. I also don't think the first person narrative of the Doctor himself quite works: by necessity it can't be as alien as the Doctor really should be and makes him just seem human. So given these reservations, I can only award it an OK 2 stars.
… (mer)
kitsune_reader | 12 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2023 |



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