Torchwood: Almost Perfect (英語) ハードカバー – 2008/10/16
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The ninth novel in the bestselling Torchwood range from BBC Books
James Goss spent seven years working on the BBC's official Doctor Who website and co-wrote the website for Torchwood Series One. In 2007, he won the Best Adaptation category in the annual LA Weekly Theatre Awards for his version of Douglas Adams' novel Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Yeah, it's that sort of book.
One of the things I really loved was that it focused on the relationship between Jack and Ianto in a way that is perfectly in character, but with a really fresh viewpoint. If you're a fan of their relationship, it's a must read, and if you're an Ianto fan in general, this book is written for you. He's really quite adorable here, trying to deal with being a woman in his usual collected, stiff upper lip sort of way, all dry humor and bashfulness, while Jack tries very hard to be supportive in his own clueless, lecherous way. If you're looking for something refreshing and fun, check it out.
Even the characterization isn't right throughout most of the book, and I feel the author really missed out on the fun relationship between Jack and Ianto by changing the latter into a woman. Was Gloss afraid of portraying a gay relationship? This is definitely my least favorite "Torchwood" book, and I cross my fingers Gloss learned from his mistakes in this book considering there's two more novels he's written for this series.
And while this isn't so much as a review for the book itself, I missed the dynamic of Owen and Tosh being active. This is definately something that should have happened while Owen was around.
Essentially: Well written, but a few loose ends should have been tidied up and/or stated more clearly.
For all the Janto fans: while there were glimpses of the couple there wasn't as much as you'd think.