After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, Vol 1: After Life by Al Ewing & Rob Williams, illustrated by Simon Fraser & Gary Caldwell

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by Al Ewing & Rob Williams, illustrated by Simon Fraser & Gary Caldwell
Published by Titan Comics, March 31, 2015
128 Pages • ISBN 978-1782761747 • Hardcover

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Book description:
With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star’s exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of a woman with so much to offer – and gives her the chance to scream “Geronimo!” at the thrills, colors and terrors of an infinite universe!

Masterful writers Al Ewing (
Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers) and Rob Williams (Ordinary, The Royals: Masters of War) team with astounding artists Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante) and Boo Cook (Elephantmen) to blast the Eleventh Doctor – as played by Matt Smith – into a tantalizing new era of time-twisting comics stories!

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1-5.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this volume nearly as much as I did the first volume for Ten. This one isn't necessarily bad, it just didn't seem to hit its stride for me. Eleven is written well, and I could easily hear his voice in my head the entire time, but he looked more or less like a caricature of himself thru most of volume. Including an underlying mystery that was present thru the first five issues was a nice touch and a nice nod to the television series, however, it felt way too rushed (although that may have simply been a result of reading all five issues in one sitting, without having the month in between the issues when they were being originally released).

While I enjoyed Ten's volume so much more, this was still a fun read, and I'll definitely be picking up the subsequent volumes and follow along with Eleven on his future adventures.

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