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Doctor Who: The Suns of Caresh (Past Doctor Adventures #56)

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In England a hotel worker has been turned to stone, an ancient lake has vanished, and the inmate of a mental hospital is being terrorised by unseen creatures. In Israel, in the shadow of Masada, an archaeological dig unearths something that should have stayed buried. The Doctor is sure he is dealing with a local and relatively straightforward temporal anomaly. Troy Game, a ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 24th 2003 by Random House UK (first published August 5th 2002)
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David Layton
Jan 03, 2016 David Layton rated it liked it
"The Suns of Caresh" is a peculiar novel. It reads as though the writer has not decided exactly what his story will be. The story involves some dodgy Time Lords, a crack in time, a binary star system, stellar manipulation, a sci-fi fan who gets his dream girl (sort of), and some giant killer insects. The problem for me was not that the plot is a bit of an all-sorts. It is that the plot moves along from incident to incident, crisis to crisis, without any sense that the characters are getting anyw ...more
Michael Battaglia
Feb 18, 2013 Michael Battaglia rated it it was amazing
I wonder what Jon Pertwee would think of the cover were he still alive today? Would it be "What the heck did you do to my head?" or would Chris Eccelston show up and say "'ey! Who stole my look?" These are probably the kinds of things I shouldn't worry about.

For once though, I don't have to ponder the cover in the hopes of ignoring the story, as it's not all that bad this time. Taking place in the era right when the Doctor got control of his TARDIS back, he wants to explore without rocking the b
Nicholas Whyte
Oct 06, 2013 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
Shelves: doctor, who, xo, 3rd, 2013, pda, jo, 1309[return][return]This Past Doctor Adventure, with the Third Doctor and jo Grant, has a number of excellent concepts. Caresh itself is a planet which (slightly implausibly) orbits alternately around one of its two suns, with a threatened civilisation and an interfering Time Lord or two. A Careshi woman turns up in England of 1999, one of a number of symptoms of the chaos caused by her home world's problems, and there are some very good cognitive dissonance ...more
Feb 08, 2016 Carl rated it really liked it
Great book, close to my heart for two reasons; firstly, it was the first Doctor Who book I ever read that was not an adaptation of a TV story, and opened my eyes to just how good these books could be, and secondly, it is set in Chichester, a short train journey from my own home town.
Daniel Kukwa
Sep 02, 2011 Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it
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In some ways, this book is atypical of the 3rd Doctor's era, with its epic SF nature, its stock (make that BONKERS plethora) of sophisticated ideas, and its adult tone -- lightyears away from the controlled camp of that era. Yet it catpures the 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant so perfectly, you'd think that Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning had read the book aloud to you, page by page.

The final quarter of the novel is a bit minimalist compared to the rest of the book, but this remains one of the more sumptuo
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