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Torchwood: The Men Who Sold The World Paperback – August 18, 2011

2.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
Book 18 of 19 in the Torchwood Series

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About the Author

Guy Adams is the author of Torchwood: The House that Jack Built and was a regular contributor to Torchwood magazine. He wrote the best-selling Rules of Modern Policing: 1973 Edition, The Future of Modern Policing: 1981 Edition and The Wit and Wisdom of Gene Hunt, along with a two-volume series companion to Life on Mars. His other books include The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes and the fantasy novels The World House and Restoration.
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Product Details

  • Series: Torchwood (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; First Edition edition (August 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849902852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849902854
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've read reviews of this book here and elsewhere, and after reading it myself, I have come to the conclusion that it has suffered the backlash of peoples' attitudes towards 'Miracle Day'. Although perhaps not a 5-star Torchwood novel (and only a few of them are), it is certainly not deserving of a one or two-star rating either.

The writer, Guy Adams, was given an impossible task: Create a Torchwood novel without using any of the main Torchwood characters. Given that, he wrote a fantastic, gripping novel that manages to tie the characters into the Torchwood mythology, while also being a fascinating tale on it's own.

There are several things I love about this book:
First, it fleshes out Rex's character in a way that Miracle Day never really did.
Second, this novel introduces an original character called Mr Wynter, the most intriguing character from the Torchwood novels since Tom Cutler appeared in 'Into the Silence' and 'Long Time Dead'.
There are a few flashbacks that give a tantalizing look into Torchwood's actions leading up to the events of this novel, including a glimpse of the cleanup in the aftermath of 'Children of Earth'.
Also, I find it fascinating that Rex was being drawn into the world of Torchwood even before he knew of it's existence.
And finally, the ending was tremendous, well written, and unexpected. One of my biggest complaints about most Torchwood novels is that the endings seem rushed, but this story has no such problem.

My reasons for not giving this book 5 stars:
As another reviewer mentioned, there are a couple of instances where Rex uses British phrases instead of American ones, such as "plasters" instead of "band-aids" and "hire car" instead of "rental car".
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I knew going in that this was not going to be the typical "Torchwood" book. It's set just before "Miracle Day" so Jack and Gwen are MIA for most of the story. There are a few flashbacks to happier days featuring the two of them, but that's only to explain some elements of the plot. Most of it is all Rex trying to recover alien weapons even though he never sets hands on them, even in the finale.

There's a lot of original characters that keep the story going, and the best one was definitely Mr. Wynter. His role in the final pages made me laugh a few times. I feel as if Rex was under utilized though. He's smart, and tough, and I don't believe he'd be one step behind the bad guys all the time. Other than that, as long as you go into the book knowing it's not going to like the ones that preceded this, it's a good action story.
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Why was this branded as a Touchwood book? It's not a story about Torchwood. There is a very short scene that sets up the origin of the books main Magufin. If you remove this scene and perhaps replace it with a throwaway line it fell through a time rift in Cardiff, all the other items in the weapon cache can similarly be referenced as in jokes to popular sci-fi. Yeti side arms and Aquatic Reptile (Sea-devil) discs are mentioned being in the same haul for example, which are Doctor Who references not Touchwood ones, and oblique enough to not breach copyright and appear in any contemporary sci-fi novel, as an in joke and pop culture reference.

With this in mind it could just have easily been branded as a Doctor Who novel and still wouldn't be a Doctor Who novel, even with a short Cameo with a guy who disappears in a blue police box. It could just as easily been an X-files novel, recycled for the task, with Wynter being the cigarette smoking man. Or with reference to teleporting humans the Tomorrow People. Shield the Marvel franchise. Checkmate the DC franchise, etc etc etc.

All in all, it just left me disappointed, waiting for the Touchwood team to make an appearance and continually failing too. Not the worst genre fiction I have read, but suffers from the worst crime of such fiction, where the writer is so tied up in telling their own story and characters, they neglect the main cast, like some Doctor Who novels I have read, where the Doctor makes a brief Cameo at the stories resolution and takes little part in the preceding events.
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If you're a fan you will blaze through it and beg for more.
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