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[Andy Lane] ☆ Slow Decay (Torchwood, #3) [applied-mathematics PDF] Read Online ☆ Read over one gloriously lazy weekend I ve read a few Dr Who novelisations over the years, but this is the first Torchwood one and I have to say I quite enjoyed it The story is suitably horrific although as a person who is always battling weight issues would I be tempted and there is some nice humour running through it.
On the other side, I wasn t completely convinced by the characterisation sometimes Jack s one liners seemed a little forced, but I did like the changing point of view between all the team members The story wasn t exactly a tough one to guess and there weren t a whole lot of surprises in store for the reader, but it was entertaining enough to read quickly.
A good solid book, which uses an interesting and plausible premise, and is pleasingly creepy in places I loved a lot of the little details about the alien and the alien tech The characterisation of Toshiko was spot on and Jack, Gwen and Rhys were also very well done, even if a few of Jack s speeches made it clear we really haven t given John Barrowman enough credit for making some really bad dialogue sound like human speech I thought the characterisation of Owen was a bit broad The lack of Ianto made sense since the book is from the period where Ianto was just the teaboy.
Definitely worth a read.
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5This would have been a very disgusting episode if they had made it There are two unconnected cases in this book, though they use one to deal with the other later on They find an alien artefact at a club where a group of young men killed each other They don t have any trouble solving that case The other case is someone or something is killing Weevils and humans alike What I liked I liked Jack, of course, though unfortunately there isn t much of him here The main case is interesting, though disgusting and disturbing.
Everything that happens is used to intensify the issues all of them have on their own, within the team or in their own relationships I really didn t need that much Gwen and Rhys s issues I would have been happier if there had been action Almost half of this story deals with something other than Recommended for those who like the Whoniverse stories that skew toward the horror genre than straightforward sci fi this is a tale full of blood, gore and lovingly described bodily ickiness For that, it s pretty effective, and the characterization is fairly well done, though Owen s romantic subplot felt very tacked on apparently it isn t a proper Torchwood story if one of the team doesn t randomly fall in love with a minor character who will never be mentioned again.
Overall, not the best of the Torchwood novels, but not bad again, it reads like a horror novel, so if that s not your thing or if graphic descriptions of cannibalism bother you, give this one a miss.
read over one gloriously lazy weekend I ve read a few Dr Who novelisations over the years, but this is the first Torchwood one and I have to say I quite enjoyed it The story is suitably horrific although as a person who is always battling weight issues would I be tempted and there is some nice humour running through it.
On the other side, I wasn t completely convinced by the characterisation sometimes Jack s one liners seemed a little forced, but I did like the changing point of view between all the team members The story wasn t exactly a tough one to guess and there weren t a whole lot of surprises in store for the reader, but it was entertaining enough to read quickly.
A good solid book, which uses an interesting and plausible premise, and is pleasingly creepy in places I loved a lot of the little details about the alien and the alien tech The characterisation of Toshiko was spot on and Jack, Gwen and Rhys were also very well done, even if a few of Jack s speeches made it clear we really haven t given John Barrowman enough credit for making some really bad dialogue sound like human speech I thought the characterisation of Owen was a bit broad The lack of Ianto made sense since the book is from the period where Ianto was just the teaboy.
Definitely worth a read.
2.
5This would have been a very disgusting episode if they had made it There are two unconnected cases in this book, though they use one to deal with the other later on They find an alien artefact at a club where a group of young men killed each other They don t have any trouble solving that case The other case is someone or something is killing Weevils and humans alike What I liked I liked Jack, of course, though unfortunately there isn t much of him here The main case is interesting, though disgusting and disturbing.
Everything that happens is used to intensify the issues all of them have on their own, within the team or in their own relationships I really didn t need that much Gwen and Rhys s issues I would have been happier if there had been action Almost half of this story deals with something other than Recommended for those who like the Whoniverse stories that skew toward the horror genre than straightforward sci fi this is a tale full of blood, gore and lovingly described bodily ickiness For that, it s pretty effective, and the characterization is fairly well done, though Owen s romantic subplot felt very tacked on apparently it isn t a proper Torchwood story if one of the team doesn t randomly fall in love with a minor character who will never be mentioned again.
Overall, not the best of the Torchwood novels, but not bad again, it reads like a horror novel, so if that s not your thing or if graphic descriptions of cannibalism bother you, give this one a miss.
I listened to the CD audiobook version of this one the title on this Goodreads listing says unabridged, but the liner notes credit the person who did the abridgement, so Anyway, it s a fine, fast paced story, and is read very well by Burn Gormam The characters are depicted most convincingly, particularly Rhys and Gwen, as well as Owen It fits in somewhere early in the first season of the show well worth a listen for Torchwood fans.
What I liked about the book Andy Lane really got the characters, and seemed to know them inside out Jack was the Jack I love, smart, sassy, and full of off the cuff quips Gwen was perfect, the human heart of Torchwood, Toshiko was brilliant and uncertain of herself and Owen was self centered but you could see if you chipped away at his cool, uncaring exterior he s just a big softie And you really get into the characters heads here.
The down side A slow start, and sometimes we got so much character developement that the plot seemed to suffer a bit Still, these were minor quibbles because Lane s writing style kept me entertained throughout.
When Torchwood Track An Energy Surge To A Cardiff Nightclub, The Team Finds The Police Are Already At The Scene Five Teenagers Have Died In A Fight, And Lying Among The Bodies Is An Extraterrestrial Device Next Morning, They Discover The Corpse Of A Weevil, Its Face And Neck Eaten Away, Seemingly By Human Teeth And On The Streets Of Cardiff, An Ordinary Woman With An Extraordinary Hunger Is Attacking People And Eating Her VictimsThe Job Of A Lifetime It Might Be, But Working For Torchwood Is Putting Big Strains On Gwen S Relationship With Rhys While She Decides To Spice Up Their Love Life With The Help Of Alien Technology, Rhys Decides It S Time To Sort Himself Out Better Music, Healthier Food, Lose Some Weight Luckily, A Friend Has Mentioned Doctor Scotus S Weight Loss Clinic As with all released before an actual series aired tie in novels, the characters in Slow Decay feel off, but where this differs from the first two Torchwood tie in novels is that the author was doing enough with the characters that it mostly worked on its own terms in spite of itself The novel is interested in the titular degradation of romantic relationships than anything else, least of all its inevitably alien centric supposed A plot, and works quite well when it s hitting that note Sure, all the characters speak in cliches and the plot goes through the motions tepidly, but there was clearly actual effort being put into the development of the book s central relationship, and it really shows.
Continuing the Torchwood novels feature barebones of plots later episodes would use trend, this bares some similarity to Reset in the second series and even so t This is one of my favourite Torchwood books it boasts a really good story and excellent characterisation.
In plot this one is closet to episode 2.
6 Reset but the alien larvae are ingested to make the host lose weight rather than as a cure all.
This one explores the Gwen Rhys relationship beautifully and whilst neither are my favourite characters, this novel depicts them well we re still in the stage where Rhys has no idea what Torchwood is and thinks its a special branch of the police.
Owen also gets some quality time and this handles his voice and character to perfection.
Ianto and Jack are largely sidelined but I didn t actually mind Ianto skulking about in the underground archives gives him a sense of mystery and Jack is so larger than life that not having him as the focus of the story for once didn t matter a jot As well as the main alien par Something is scaring the weevils Something powerful and hungry Meanwhile, others want to lose weight.
This is set early on in Torchwoods 1st season It s a clever story about how alien artefacts can affect normal people The Gwen and Rhys storyline is convincing, it does not make Gwen look bad surprisingly.
A good read.



What I liked about the book Andy Lane really got the characters, and seemed to know them inside out Jack was the Jack I love, smart, sassy, and full of off the cuff quips Gwen was perfect, the human heart of Torchwood, Toshiko was brilliant and uncertain of herself and Owen was self centered but you could see if you chipped away at his cool, uncaring exterior he s just a big softie And you really get into the characters heads here.
The down side A slow start, and sometimes we got so much character developement that the plot seemed to suffer a bit Still, these were minor quibbles because Lane s writing style kept me entertained throughout.
I listened to the CD audiobook version of this one the title on this Goodreads listing says unabridged, but the liner notes credit the person who did the abridgement, so Anyway, it s a fine, fast paced story, and is read very well by Burn Gormam The characters are depicted most convincingly, particularly Rhys and Gwen, as well as Owen It fits in somewhere early in the first season of the show well worth a listen for Torchwood fans.
As with all released before an actual series aired tie in novels, the characters in Slow Decay feel off, but where this differs from the first two Torchwood tie in novels is that the author was doing enough with the characters that it mostly worked on its own terms in spite of itself The novel is interested in the titular degradation of romantic relationships than anything else, least of all its inevitably alien centric supposed A plot, and works quite well when it s hitting that note Sure, all the characters speak in cliches and the plot goes through the motions tepidly, but there was clearly actual effort being put into the development of the book s central relationship, and it really shows.
Continuing the Torchwood novels feature barebones of plots later episodes would use trend, this bares some similarity to Reset in the second series and even so t This is one of my favourite Torchwood books it boasts a really good story and excellent characterisation.
In plot this one is closet to episode 2.
6 Reset but the alien larvae are ingested to make the host lose weight rather than as a cure all.
This one explores the Gwen Rhys relationship beautifully and whilst neither are my favourite characters, this novel depicts them well we re still in the stage where Rhys has no idea what Torchwood is and thinks its a special branch of the police.
Owen also gets some quality time and this handles his voice and character to perfection.
Ianto and Jack are largely sidelined but I didn t actually mind Ianto skulking about in the underground archives gives him a sense of mystery and Jack is so larger than life that not having him as the focus of the story for once didn t matter a jot As well as the main alien par Something is scaring the weevils Something powerful and hungry Meanwhile, others want to lose weight.
This is set early on in Torchwoods 1st season It s a clever story about how alien artefacts can affect normal people The Gwen and Rhys storyline is convincing, it does not make Gwen look bad surprisingly.
A good read.

Andy Lane

[Andy Lane] ☆ Slow Decay (Torchwood, #3) [applied-mathematics PDF] Read Online ☆ pamyatnik.pro During 2009, Macmillan Books announced that Lane would be writing a series of books focusing on the early life of Sherlock Holmes The series was developed in conjunction with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lane had already shown an extensive knowledge of the Holmes character and continuity in his Virgin Books novel All Consuming Fire in which he created The Library of St John the Beheaded