Patrick Ness leaves the Class

Not that there was much suggestion series two might be happening, but Patrick Ness has made it clear, via the medium of twitter, he will not be involved in any new series. He held out until the end of the BBC America run, but has now made it public. The odds were against a follow-on,…

Class: The Lost – review

As the first season of Class comes to an end, Patrick Ness takes no prisoners in The Lost. It was action packed, it shuffled the deck and nobody came out untransformed. Was it any good? Yes, I believe it was. There are some bits I have qualms about, but overall a decent piece of entertainment.

Class: … What Quill Did review

So, week 7 and we find out what Miss Quill while the Class were in detention. With the full title of The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill did, the best we could do was to expect the unexpected. Did Patrick Ness deliver with the latest episode? Short answer: Yes; long answer, read on…

Class: Detained – review

With Detained, Patrick Ness is adopting a device often used in Doctor Who by having the main cast split across two episodes allowing for breaks in the actors’ schedules and also saving money. In this case, Class not only peeled the teenage leads away from Miss Quill, but also managed one of those inward looking…

Class: Brave-ish heart review

Patrick Ness keeps up the good work in Class: Brave-ish Heart and hearts are very much a theme with the word being used in almost every scene. To recap the first part, Co-owner of a Lonely Heart, April has gained amazing powers and needs to go to fight the Shadowkin; her father appeared, her mother got changed…

Class: …lonely heart review

Patrick Ness’s fourth episode of the first series of Class was Co-owner of a Lonely Heart, more than a little allusion to the similarly named Yes track. I’ve seen some complaints about pacing and plot but for me this is hugely entertaining and as good as the rest of the series. Here are my thoughts…

Class: The Coach With… review

The second episode of Class was released online at the same time as For Tonight We Might Die…  and again Patrick Ness is the writer for The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo. No sign of the Doctor, instead our teen heroes and warrior teacher Miss Quill have to deal with the aftermath of the prom and a new challenge. It…

New Doctor Who spin-off Class announced

A surprise announcement of a new Doctor Who spin-off series; no, not The Paternoster Gang but a show called Class set in Coal Hill School. The project is the creation of Patrick Ness (see picture, and blog) who also wrote the Fifth Doctor Puffin story Tip of the Tongue (review here). The announcement is on the BBC website, and the show will…

Patrick Ness - Tip of the Tongue

Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness reviewed

The May eshort story, 50th anniversary release from Puffin is Tip of the Tongue from Patrick Ness who writes for young adults as well as adults. I had no knowledge of Patrick Ness nor of his writing so had no preconceptions when I downloaded this latest story. All I knew was that it would feature the…

Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness announced

The May Fifth Doctor eshort Doctor Who story from Puffin will be Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness. Scant details at the moment (Amazon appear to have updated their product pages in advance of the announcement) and I will update as and when I learn more. I don’t know anything about Patrick Ness as a…