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The Joy Device (The New Adventures) (edition 1999)

by Justin Richards (Author)

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Title:The Joy Device (The New Adventures)
Authors:Justin Richards (Author)
Info:London: Virgin, 1999. Mass market paperback, 254 pages.
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Tags:sf, doctor who, na, benny

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The Joy Device by Justin Richards

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Again, a book by an author I generally like but this Bernice Summerfield story with a very thin plot about a heist and involving lots of favourite characters from past stories in the sequence didn't really do it for me. ( )
  nwhyte | Dec 11, 2016 |
Never has a 254-page novel felt so long. Richards maybe has enough of an idea here to fill up a brisk novelette at best. The premise is that Bernice is in a bit of a funk (she lost some of her memories in Return to the Fractured Planet), and decides she needs a vacation to cheer herself up, and her friends don't want her to experience anything that's more fun than them, so they decide to manipulate events to make her think life is boring. Well, one or two times of having her attention diverted would be amusing; fifteen chapters of it is not. In between those bits, the book is pure tedium anywhere. A colossal misfire, not to mention a weird one, given how well Richards handled these characters in Tears of the Oracle, and how the events of the last few books ought to have provided fertile ground for something much more interesting!
  Stevil2001 | Jul 31, 2015 |
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