by James Goss


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ISBN-13: 9781849905527
Publisher: Penguin Group Uk
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

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.

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Torchwood: Almost Perfect 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
chelonianmobile on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
To be honest, when I read the back matter on Almost Perfect, my first thought was that I had read this fic before. I mean, I've been in Torchwood fandom, and there's absolutely no question in my mind that there is more than one story out there where Ianto wakes up as a woman.I doubt any of them made the surrounding plot so much fun, though. There's quite a bit of plot! The book is both deadly serious and incredibly ridiculous, much like Torchwood itself used to be. There was a Facebook-like status message accompanying each new chapter, which I thought was interesting. Gwen and Rhys' relationship was portrayed fantastically. I also loved seeing how the team dynamic changed post-series two. I doubt we'll be getting post-series three books, but there are still books set pre-series three coming out, and James Goss has written another one, Risk Assessment. I'd like to get my hands on it.
soliloquies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The writing style was a bit too concise with this one, although the plot was interesting. Enjoyed Ianto's confusion as came to terms with his transformation.
bibrarybookslut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
OMG. Captain Jack being himself, Ianto Jones transformed into the `perfect¿ woman, Captain Jack, lots of gay sex, and (did I mention?) Captain Jack. If you¿re even a casual watcher of Torchwood, then you have to pick this book up! I stumbled across it in a bookstore one weekend, then ignored everyone and everything around me as I devoured most of it on the train ride home.As the book begins, we learn that Ianto Jones has awakened with a gap in his memory, no clothes, and the body of a `perfect¿ woman. Thanks to the alien device responsible (no spoiler here - this is Torchwood, after all), he is physically perfect. Mentally and emotionally, however, he is still the same shy, awkward, loveable young man he¿s always been. He has to learn how to walk, how to dress, how to talk, and how to respond to the opposite sex. His struggles and grudging acceptance of the situation are beautifully handled, complete with generous doses of humour and sweetness.Meanwhile, single men are disappearing from speed-dating nights all over town, victim of another `perfect¿ woman. How she became so perfect, and what¿s happening to her unfortunate dates, is all inextricably linked to Ianto¿s situation ¿ if only he could remember his last night as a man.On top of all this, the solution to all of Cardiff¿s problems involves Captain Jack literally diving into the gay community, which itself has become strangely `perfect¿ over the past year. I won¿t go into too much detail here, but the scenes at the gay dance club are absolutely priceless. The ending gets a little dark, but Torchwood is all about the interplay between light and dark, good and evil, hope and despair.Well-written and thoroughly entertaining, this is not only a book that lives up to its promise, it¿s a book that lives up to its inspiration. James Goss completely captures the tone and spirit of the TV show, and I cannot wait to see what he does next. Absolutely recommended!
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emmaMI More than 1 year ago
I have read all the available Torchwood books. This is a great read. It's funny and true to the characters. It follows the storyline of Torchwood the series. This one is my favorite. It is funny, exciting and has a great story to tell. Even if you don't watch the show this book is appealing. The story is about a woman named Emma, and what she wouldn't do to be perfect. Let's just say.....she does a lot to be perfect and to find that "perfect" man!!!
shippe4702 More than 1 year ago
Ok as soon as I saw that Ianto was a woman I knew I needed this book! And it was well worth the wait. The story was well told, even though there was a bit too much Gwen for my liking. The aliens were innovative, bordering on the avante gaurd, and I was sad when they had to be defeated. My favorite parts in this are definately the Ianto/Jack bits. They were very cute and I love me some Janto! I think that it was an honest interpretation of what would happen if someone who was a guy woke up and found he had lost a major part of his anatomy the night before and replaced it with something else. Great read for Torchwood fans!
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