Doctor Who: Casualties of War
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Doctor Who: Casualties of War (Eighth Doctor Adventures #38)

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Hawkswick Hall has been transformed into a psychiatric hospital for soldiers shell-shocked during World War One. When local livestock and family pets are found violently mutilated, witness accounts point to horrifically wounded soldiers. The Doctor heads to the hospital to investigate -- two of the inmates have mysteriously disappeared -- and is told by one of the patients...more
Mass Market Paperback, 1st, 271 pages
Published September 4th 2000 by BBC Worldwide Publishing
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While the story was an interesting one, I didn't appreciate the perspective. Mary Minett was a strong and endearing female character, but her infatuation with the Doctor was annoying. I don't mind if people fall in love with the Doctor, but I don't want to have to listen to a constant stream of over-dramatized speculations about his 'inner mysteriousness.' The writer's voice often sounded young and awkward, making the story uncomfortable.
Every scene seemed to end in a contrived cliff-hanger in...more
Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2063188.html[return][return]An Eighth Doctor book which is set during the First World War, with the amnesiac Doctor now investigating mysterious happenings in a hospital for convalescent soldiers. For what is basically a zombie story, it is done rather well, with a particularly good one-off companion (Mary, the village midwife) whose emotional path is similar to many of the New Who companions, and other nicely depicted supporting characters. Would appeal to non-Who...more
Daniel Kukwa
Achingly sad and exquisitely gentle. For such a quiet novel, it packs an "iron fist in velvet glove" impact...which is quite suitable when you throw the Doctor at WWI and watch the resulting chaos.

Corey Dutson
Well THAT was depressing. A good sort of depressing, but yeesh. There are, as it turns out, a lot of casualties in this one.
Simon Curtis
Standard for a Who book, ie very good indeed. Emotional.
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