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By:Mike Harrison, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Tuesday 1 April 2008
Rating:   8

I have to say Millemium Shock was a great read!, I love the idea the 'monsters' of the book where half human, half machine and a little bit of snake!. Justin Richards never ceases to amaze me with the amount of action he puts into his books this has everything from car chases (invloving the Doctor in a tank) to rather scary operations and a nail bitting finish. The Charecterisation was amazing with the 4th Doctor being almost off the wall yet slightly serious and Harry Sullivan always being the rather pesimistic companion!

all in all a great read!

Mild Shock

By:Trevor Smith, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date:Tuesday 8 July 2014
Rating:   7

A bit of a strange one this. The 4th Doctor & Harry are written quite well but the story doesn't quite work for me. The updating of the Doctor & Harry feels a bit forced and the plot never gripped me at all.
Not a bad book but not particularly good either.

Bland Sequel

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Sunday 24 January 2016
Rating:   6

Justin Richards makes the mistake of writing a sequel that is little different from the original. This creates the "why bother" effect. Picking up where he left off in System Shock, Richards has a new bunch of Voracians (get it, they're voracious) who are no different from the old bunch of Voracians try to resurrect the Voractyl virus the first bunch of Voracians failed to activate in System Shock to do exactly the same thing that the old bunch of Voracians wanted to do. The new bunch of Voracians are again modeled on corporate executives obsessed by "efficiency" and have again replaced key figures in government and business. There is once more a big showdown at the end in a government-owned mansion. The only differences are moderate: the plan this time involves hijacking the "millennium virus" of 2000 (when all the computers would supposedly stop working), there is a side plot involving ex-Soviet separatists trying to seize a nuclear missile, and no significant role for Sarah Jane. It's not different enough and not enough of an improvement to warrant having written it.

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