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Paul Magrs

Autor(a) de Sick Building

130+ Works 3,418 Membros 131 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Paul Magrs is a lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Inclui os nomes: Pauk Magrs, Paul Margs, Paul Magrs

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Séries

Obras por Paul Magrs

Sick Building (2007) 316 exemplares
Never the Bride (2006) 289 exemplares
The Scarlet Empress (1998) — Autor — 185 exemplares
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2002) — Autor — 179 exemplares
The Blue Angel (1999) 177 exemplares
Verdigris (2000) — Autor — 153 exemplares
Something Borrowed (2007) 148 exemplares
Exchange (2006) 115 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles (2018) 84 exemplares
Conjugal Rites (2008) 78 exemplares
Hell's Belles! (2009) 63 exemplares
Strange Boy (2002) 62 exemplares
The Stones of Venice (2001) — Autor — 60 exemplares
Horror of Glam Rock (2007) 55 exemplares
Doctor Who: Tales of Terror (2017) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Bride That Time Forgot (2010) 50 exemplares
The Wormery (2003) — Autor — 46 exemplares
666 Charing Cross Road (2011) 45 exemplares
To The Devil - A Diva (2004) 38 exemplares
The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (2008) 38 exemplares
Enter Wildthyme (2011) 37 exemplares
Marked for Life (1995) 36 exemplares
Excelis Dawns (2002) — Autor — 34 exemplares
All the Rage (2001) 33 exemplares
The Boy That Time Forgot (2008) — Autor — 32 exemplares
The Diary of a Dr. Who Addict (2009) 30 exemplares
The Wishing Beast / The Vanity Box (2007) — Autor — 30 exemplares
Hands Up! (2003) 28 exemplares
Could It Be Magic? (1998) 27 exemplares
The Circus of Doom (2009) 27 exemplares
Does It Show? (1997) 27 exemplares
Brenda and Effie Forever! (2012) 27 exemplares
Ringpullworld (2009) 25 exemplares
Lost on Mars (2015) 25 exemplares
Doctor Who: Robin Hood (2022) 24 exemplares
Find and Replace (2010) 24 exemplares
The Stuff of Nightmares (2009) 24 exemplares
Wildthyme on Top (2005) 24 exemplares
Twin Freaks (2007) 22 exemplares
The Story of Fester Cat (2014) 22 exemplares
The Lady of Mercia (2013) — Autor — 21 exemplares
The Dead Shoes (2009) 21 exemplares
Hive of Horror (2009) 21 exemplares
A Sting in the Tale (2009) 20 exemplares
Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus (2009) — Editor — 19 exemplares
The Demon of Paris (2010) 18 exemplares
Aisles (2003) 17 exemplares
The Relics of Time (2010) 17 exemplares
A Shard of Ice (2010) 17 exemplares
Sepulchre (2010) 17 exemplares
Wildthyme at Large (2005) 16 exemplares
The Peterloo Massacre (2016) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Starfall (2010) 16 exemplares
Fellowship of Ink (2017) 15 exemplares
Wildthyme Beyond! (2012) 15 exemplares
Playing Out (1997) 14 exemplares
The Panda Book of Horror (2009) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Elixir of Doom (2014) 13 exemplares
Iris: Abroad (2010) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Twelve Stories (2009) 12 exemplares
Modern Love (2000) 12 exemplares
From Wildthyme with Love (2013) 12 exemplares
The Memory Bank and other stories (2016) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Tsar Wars (2011) 10 exemplares
Martian Girl (2016) 9 exemplares
Muse of Fire (2019) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Doctor Who: Demon Quest (2011) 8 exemplares
The Hexford Invasion (2011) 8 exemplares
Survivors in Space (2011) 8 exemplares
Aladdin Time (2011) 8 exemplares
The Broken Crown (2011) 8 exemplares
The Good, the Bat, and the Ugly (2004) 6 exemplares
Mrs Danby and Company (2015) 6 exemplares
The Land of Wonder (2009) 6 exemplares
The Heart of Mars (2018) 6 exemplares
A Treasury of Brenda and Effie (2017) 6 exemplares
The Thing from the Sea (2018) 5 exemplares
Baker's End: Gobbleknoll Hall (1744) 5 exemplares
Baker's End: The King of Cats (2016) 5 exemplares
Baker's End: Tatty Bogle (2017) 4 exemplares
The Ninnies (2012) 4 exemplares
The Winged Coven (2019) 4 exemplares
Sleeper Agents (2022) 3 exemplares
Christmassy Tales (2020) 3 exemplares
The Further Adventures of Iris Wildthyme — Editor — 2 exemplares
Stardust and Snow (2019) 2 exemplares
Fancy Man (2018) 2 exemplares
A Few More Winter Tales: Twelve More Christmas Tales (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Just Another Winter's Tale (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Vanity Box 1 exemplar
A World of Her Own (2004) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Short Trips and Side Steps (2000) — Author "The Longest Story in the World" — 137 exemplares
More Short Trips (1999) — Author "Femme Fatale" — 137 exemplares
Short Trips (1998) — Author "Old Flames" — 136 exemplares
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (2013) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Doctor Who Storybook 2008 (2007) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Short Trips: Zodiac (2002) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Short Trips: Companions (2003) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins (2005) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Short Trips: Farewells (2006) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (2008) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Short Trips: Snapshots (2007) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Doctor Who Storybook 2010 (2009) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Crossing the Border (1998) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips (2009) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Voices from the Past (2011) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Perfect Timing 1 — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
TLS Short Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Perfect Timing 2 (1999) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, Volume One (2004) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Lady Stardust (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Iris Wildthyme: Wildthyme Reloaded (2015) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Obverse Book of Ghosts (2010) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Short Trips [abridged audiobook] (1998) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Wilde Stories 2016: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Zenith Lives!: Tales of M.Zenith, the Albino (2012) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Myriad Carnival (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series Two (2009) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Eighth Doctor Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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Críticas

This is a strange, quirky but engaging book that I mentally retitled as ‘Strange Tales From Whitby, Told By An Even Stranger Person‘.

The story is told by Brenda who owns and runs a small B&B in Whitby. The book opens with Brenda introducing herself:

I love it here.

It’s the only place I could have settled down. I’ve never found a town like it, never in my long. long life

My name is Brenda. Hello!

Since the beginning of summer I have lived here, deliciously inconspicuous: just one more Bed and Breakfast lady in a resort that teems with Bed and Breakfasts Here, the streets are narrow and intricate; the rooftops are ramshackle and the wind is biting. The seagulls are as big as Yorkshire terriers and, for a good nine months of the year, this town is steeped in a thick sea mist… and that’s probably a good thing.

There are things here you don’t necessarily want to see.

Keep your head down, Brenda. That’s what I tell myself. Fry those sausages and eggs and bacon. Make those beds. Be welcoming. Be at home.

Any horror fan reading this is going to wonder if Brenda was drawn to Whitby because it’s a picturesque port on the Yorkshire coast, or because it was the port where Dracula’s ship the Demeter ran aground with not a soul aboard except the near-dead captain lashed to the wheel.

Whitby: picturesque seaside town

Whitby: where Dracula landed in England
To me, ‘Never The Bride’ read like a TV series of the strange and weird kind, aimed at gathering a cult following amongst those who are amused by the benignly bizarre and who enjoy uncovering genre references. Each chapter is a complete ‘episode’ in which Brenda and her friend and neighbour, Effie get involved with Whitby’s strangest visitors and residents, solving a mystery while moving the overall story arc forward. As the two of them discover the true price of visiting The Deadly Boutique for a makeover, or the downside of working as an elf at the Christmas Hotel, or the secrets the family staying at Brenda’s B&B is trying to hide or what a ghost-hunting reality TV crew will find in Effie’s antique shop, we gradually discover who Brenda really is and the legacy Effie has inherited from the generations of women who lived in Whitby before her.

The adventures are mild and amusing with some moments of tension. A bit how Dr Who was before the Doctor became The Oncoming Storm and The Destroyer Of Worlds. I liked Brenda. Effie can be a bit of a pain but somehow that made her friendship with Brenda more convincing.

By the end of the book, Brenda’s origin story and Effie’s legacy have been revealed and the two of them are established as the go-to team for dealing with anything weird in Whitby and we have reason to believe that there will be a lot of weird in Whitby.

‘Never The Bride’ made me smile. It was original and well-told, if slightly chaotic. I’m sure I’ll be back for more but this is the kind of series that I can’t read back to back without it losing its edge – like eating a whole box of chocolates in one sitting.
… (mais)
 
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MikeFinnFiction | Mar 10, 2024 |
It was fine. Paul Magrs' story was weak, as usual, and not helped by his compulsive need to be meta.
 
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3Oranges | 4 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
130
Also by
35
Membros
3,418
Popularidade
#7,448
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
131
ISBN
216
Línguas
1
Marcado como favorito
4

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