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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen by George Mann and Cavan Scott

I often felt that the Cybermen came across as a somewhat pathetic race. While the concept behind them is very creepy, the execution rarely lived up to their potential. Supremacy of the Cybermen, however, managed to make them seem much … Continue reading

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Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe and Everything is the third book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series (here’s a link to my review of the second.) Spoiler alert, it continues directly on from the ending of the previous book and … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom, Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui

I have a general rule that I like to read stories before I watch their adaptation, but I had already seen the Assassination Classroom anime when I started the manga. This means that my impression of the first volume is … Continue reading

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Batman: The War Years by Roy Thomas

Not everybody will know this, but Batman has actually been around for a very long time indeed. The first Batman adventure was in 1939, which of course was also the year that the Second World War started out. Not that … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in the J. K. Rowling’s excellent series of fantasy novels. The previous book was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I felt that that had been my … Continue reading

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A Dance With Hermes by Lindsay Clarke

I think I should preface this review by making something quite clear: I do not know very much about poetry. I don’t read that much of it and I am terrible at writing it. With that in mind, this review … Continue reading

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The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

Edgar Allan Poe died under very mysterious circumstances. He was dazed and confused, calling for somebody who has never been identified and not in the place he was supposed to be. As it was so long ago, we may never … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J. R. R. Tolkien

The first thing I want to say is that I like this book and enjoyed reading it. The second think I want to say is that it kind of feels like the literary version of clickbait (I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

This is the fifth book in the enormously popular Harry Potter series. When I read the first four, I felt like it just got better and better with each new books. I had heard that the fifth was a step … Continue reading

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

The Dark Knight Returns is the most grim Batman story I’ve read. Set in a dystopian future (which has a very 1980s feel to it), Bruce Wayne has retired from his life of crime fighting and is no longer the … Continue reading

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