Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #29)
But the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes he can see in Earth's heav ...more
When space enthusiast Wilfred Mott discovers a new star and has it named after him, there is no one he is more e ...more
I was wrong. I'm pretty sure I cried multiple times. It was beautiful, accurate, and real to the show.
It was perfect.
Donna has asked The Doctor to take her home so that she can be with her mother for the anniversary of her father's death. The Doctor doesn't really do families well so he tries to stay out of the way of the bickering that ensues once the Nobles gather together. Plus, The Doctor has always gotten on well with Donna's granddad, Wilf, so it's easier to just spend time out with him in the ...more
But then I realized: I don't necessarily need to rate it in comparison with other books, I should rate it according to what *THIS* book sets out to be.
What it tries to be is a fun, light read with a moving story that ties into the Doctor Who timeline and lets us share one more adventure with the Tenth Doctor and his bestest friend in the universe. And i ...more
AND HOW IT IS. Bless you, Gary Russell. Donna Noble is still my favorite DW companion and Donna/Ten my favorite TARDIS team, and I'm still not quite over Donna's tragic fate, and it was wonderful to experience anoth ...more
In this instance it’s particularly futile. Whereas ‘The Scarlet Empress’ was pushing the whole form of ‘Doctor Who’ as far as it could go in a literary format, ‘Beautiful Chaos’ is your very basic romp where characters and plot dash around together fo ...more
But at least this is a proper good-bye to her. She's in her best, formidable, brave, resilient. We got more backstory of Sylvia and Wilf and what happened to Donna's father.
I like all those short glimpses to secondary (and tertiary) characters' lives, too, as it makes them closer, more alive - and their death (if there's any) is not treated just like a plot devic
What I was rewarded with was one of the most bang-on portrayals of “Doctor Who” in print… and one of the most sensitive. This came as no surprise to me as the book was written by Gary Russell. I me ...more