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Doctor Who by Paul Cornell
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Apr 25, 2009

it was ok
Read in April, 2009

The last time I read any Dr Who fiction I was a geeky 11 year old, but I was drawn to this book for the same reason that no doubt everyone is drawn to it these days, I really enjoyed the TV adaptation. (And the fact you can download it for free from the BBC website. Thanks BBC).

I'd like to write about it without judging it too much by the TV version, but then a lot of the flaws I found in this book were rectified in that. It now makes sense why the doctor does this; the supporting cast of characters is smaller and clearer; the villians are more distinct and menacing; the love story is more convicing.

There are touches in the book that I really liked. For example the Doctor using the phrase "I've shot myself in the foot" in early 1914 and being asked to explain its origins, I also thought the school turned into glass was a striking image.

But overall, I'd just watch the DVD.

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Michael I read it when it came out and recall loving it. Still one of the best NAs published. And the whole range was full of great books.

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