Matt's Reviews > Doctor Who: Timewyrm: Genesys

Doctor Who by John Peel
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Aug 04, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction, doctor-who
Read from July 30 to August 04, 2010

Having read a few of the recent Eleventh Doctor books, I was told that it was kids stuff; the Virgin New Adventures series is where its at. Here's the thing: If Timewyrm: Genesys is any indication, the new stuff is better. It takes half as much time to read, and with twice as much fun. This book is just... not good.

Snail-like proves to be its greatest downfall. There are some good ideas here, and good characterization of The Doctor and Ace, but its extraordinarily boring in its execution. Too many supporting characters that all blend into each other, and not enough forward motion of the story. Gilgamesh of the so-named epic features prominently, and his characterization by Peel is irritating, at best.

Eventually I will get around to continuing the series, as in a series of 61, there are bound to be some gems, but I was immensely disappointed by this first entry in the series.
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Reading Progress

07/30/2010 page 53
23.0%
08/04/2010 page 135
59.0% "This reads kind of like one of those old serials that probably could have been a decent 4-parter, but instead is a painfully boring 8-parter. Looking forward to wrapping this one up."
08/04/2010 page 189
82.0% "Snail-like pace is this books downfall. There are some good ideas here, and good characterization, but its extraordinarily boring in its execution. Too many supporting characters that all blend into each other, and not enough forward motion of the story."
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