The majority of reviews for this book are 1-star, and I can see why - this book/ebook/thing/ta is so awful I stopped reading by chapter 4, because I gathered from other reviews that it only gets worse.
Whoever the main antagonist in this book is, it sure as hell isn't the first doctor. I could never imagine William Hartnell leaping across tall buildings, rushing about or crushing doors with his bare hands (even with a bionic-super-strength-cyborg-hand, which is far-fetched anyway).
Then there's the overused references to the future. Fake tan, Blakes 7, Hogwarts. You can only do the whole "That doesn't happen for another X number of years" thing a few times before it becomes tiresome. Eoin Colfer overused it, and in my opinion made the 'Doctor' sound like a complete halfwit.
The soul pirates remind me of the giants from the BFG. "Igby kill white-hair!" - are these really all the Doctor has to fight against in this novel?
I've never read any of Colfer's 'Artimes Fowl' books before, and judging by this abomination of an attempt at writing a Doctor Who story, I cannot say
I want to.
Here's hoping Michael Scott's attempt at writing for the Second Doctor is much better than this, or I can't see myself carrying on with this series...