Doctor Who: The Sontaran Games (Doctor Who: Quick Reads #4)
I was trying to pin this down to see if the Sontaran Games were more like the Olympic Games or the Hunger Games. Based on the name ("Globe Games"), the use of teenager athletes, and the specialization of each a ...more
The pacing is quick and snappy (like a Doctor Who story should be?), with no time for lengthy descriptions or too much character development - we get that from the show. Instead, you get a story with characters you already know, acting the way they should, just diving into the thick ...more
I decided to pick up this book because it features my favorite monster of the week, the Sontarans! Sadly Rayner doesn't quite get the Sontarans right. I'm glad she keeps with the Sontaran tradition of experimenting on their enemies but that's as far she goes. They way the Doctor and the teenaged athletes defeat the Sontarans was really ...more
This was a fun and quick read. It's the first Doctor Who quick book I've read, but I will definitely be giving the other ones like it a try.
Recommended if you love Doctor Who and are looking for something light to read really quickly.
The plot of this story would have most probably have bern better with a longer novel.
Still, as a Doctor Who story, it did deliver. I just wished it had been longer and more well-paced.
An entertaining read. It's nice to find a shorter story that doesn't feel rushed. The plot seemed to suit the length just fine. I found the writing to be a little simplistic in places, but given the point of the 'Quick Reads' series, it makes sense.
I enjoyed this little book, though I did have a few major problems with it. The writing style was super choppy and didn't flow at all. The characters felt a bit one dimensional and flat. And honestly, this read like a mediocre fan fiction. I wouldn't go around recommending this book, but it wasn't bad. I liked the concept, but it was lacking in execution.
Fort heureusement qu'elle l'est d'ailleurs puisque pour contrebalancer, le Docteur de son côté est souvent totalement largué et ...more
A tale of an academy of human athletes taken over by Sontaran sports fans(...) is rather ridiculous to start with, and considering that Raynor actually manages to fare surprisingly well. The end result is rather fo ...more
They are looking for something and wanting to assess the capabilities of Humans. They set up their own versions of the Games where death is the penalties for the losers.
The Doctor, the tenth by the way, must save the young athletes, as many as he can anyway, and learn what they are looking for.
Not a bad book. A short, quick read ...more
The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner
Why I read it: Not more Doctor Who!
What I thought: Decent enough, though it was hard to visualise the setting and none of the side characters massively impressed. Nice twist though, and some of the Doctor's shenanigans are pretty darn entertaining. Still not sure what the Sontarans were up to.
I overall enjoyed this book. The Sontarans are an alien race in Doctor Who that I am not fond of, but it was a nice insight on how they are like historically, and it was nice to encounter their enemy. We all know that the Sontarans are in a war, but we never got to meet with who.
If you love the Doctor, you might want to read it.
OK, this was exceptionally bad. Sontarans act like a bunch of psychotic killers, murdering frightened students just for fun. And they must be having a great time because they immediately forget why they invaded the academy in the first place. Oh, and I figured out the big twist immediately.
Her first professional writing credit came when she adapted Paul Cornell's Virgin New Adventure novel Oh No It Isn't! for the audio format, the first release by Big Finish. (The novel featured the character of Bernice S ...more