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Doctor Who by William Emms
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Dec 13, 2009

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bookshelves: novelization, first-doctor
Read in November, 2007

Novelisation of a season 3 story of which only the soundtrack and a few minutes of film have been recovered. A worthwhile book for someone who wants more of the first Doctor, Vicki, and Steven, as it's easy to hear their voices. Steven even gets in one of his zingers! But once you've grasped the situation, the story itself is absolutely by the numbers. The writing of the book is uneven: at times very good (for example, the first few pages), at other times (especially the latter two chapters) repetitive, preachy, and in a few places badly connected. The author worked hard on the first quarter of the book; it's a shame he didn't have much left for the rest of it. Themes are repeated a lot, pointing up the difficulty of novelising a serial adventure show.

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