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Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes (Doctor Who: Quick Reads Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Justin Richards
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"I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he's been too clever by half."



Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right.



But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why?



With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary - the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk!



Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it's big and it's nasty.



Only the Doctor can stop them - if he isn't already too late...



A short, sharp shot of adventure, featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.



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Book Description

The Doctor uncovers a ruthless Krillitane plot - the latest in the bestselling Doctor Who Quick Reads

About the Author

Justin Richards is Creative Consultant for BBC Books' Doctor Who range. He has written many novels, including The Death Collector and The Parliament of Blood, and he works with writer Jack Higgins on his thrillers for young adults. Justin also writes for radio, stage and screen. He is married with two children (both boys) and lives and works in Warwick, within sight of one of Britain's best castles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital; Quick Reads edition edition (4 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0038AUYFU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Justin Richards has written more books than he can remember. He has also written audio scripts, television, a stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal.
Justin is the author of - amongst other things - The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, The Parliament of Blood and the series The Invisible Detective, Time Runners, and Agent Alfie. He is also Creative Director of the BBC's best-selling range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself.
His latest novel - The Skeleton Clock - is available for the Kindle.
Justin lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for the brain 7 Feb. 2010
By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The latest doctor who quick reads book. Quick reads are designed to be short and easy volumes for those who dont read very often, in order to encourage them to try reading something and to take it from there. It runs for one hundred pages, has fourteen chapters, large print and prose that's not very complicated.

But even if you do read regularly there's nothing to stop you from trying this as well.

This features the tenth doctor, travelling on his own. There used to be novels that people called past doctor stories, by virtue of them featuring doctors who are no longer the current one on tv. So this is technically a brief return for those.

The story sees the doctor visit present day london, on the trail of something that's causing problems with the internet. He finds that a new range of crisps called brainy crisps are selling very well. And that everyone who eats these becomes much much smarter. Searching for the origin of these brings him face to face with his old enemies the krillitaines [from the 2006 tv episode school reunion] and their latest fiendish plan.

The whole plot and how things develop is ultimately standard doctor who stuff, and this is obviously not the most sophisticated bit of literature ever. But it's a fun read. Because in the first half of the book the doctor has to face everyday situations such as visiting the supermarket. With entertaining consequences. And then his companion for the rest of the story isnt young and female for one. It's a middle aged balding man called Henry. A man stuck in a job he's not very good at. But he's human. So the Doctor won't underestimate him. Even if the villains do.

Nothing special, but a short and entertaining read that doesnt cost much to buy, and your last chance for the forseeable future to read about the tenth doctor. So what's there not to like?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who code of the Krillitanes 11 Mar. 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
With David Tennant leaving the role of Doctor Who on New Years Day, it seems a little odd releasing a last book only 3-4 weeks away from the start of a new Doctor. But what a pleasing, action packed little book it is. Not long enough, in my opinion, and yet encompassing all the traits inherent in a Doctor Who Novel.

The Doctor is beautifully written and the sounds, movements and whole character of David Tennants Doctor shine through.The supporting cast are excellent and it is nice that the obvious 2assistant" is not the one chosen, but a rather humdrum character, reflecting the Doctors use of everyday people who can make a difference .

An excellent little short story and a brilliant quick reads. Hopefully encouraging people to try one of the longer books in the Doctor who range, or even any other book.

Bryan Simcott
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK 22 Feb. 2010
Format:Paperback
This book, like all the other quick reads, is very short, but the shortness adds to the pace the book deserves. It is not only a follow on from the series two episode, School Reunion, but also acts as stand alone story, if you haven't seen the particular episode, it gives a brief look back at the Krillitanes once the Doctor realises who is behind the virus that is threatening the whole internet!

It is also nice to find that the Doctor briefly takes on a male companion for a change. Henry, Brainy Crisps IT head, seems very into his work before we find that he is being used, but then ultimately saves the world from the Krillitanes' plan in the end.

The Doctor also takes on more of a undercover detective in this story, trying to find out what is happening in the Brainy Crisps offices. The story then changes to become more, who is the bad guy? Having a choice out of many people.

Finally, the book is very good, but is not beaten by last years complexity in "Doctor Who": The Sontaran Games ("Dr Who").
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4.0 out of 5 stars Code of the Krillitanes 3 Feb. 2014
By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I’m on a roll with finding books by Justin Richards to read lately; I find he writes Doctor Who very well, and his books are always well worth pursuing.

In this book in the Quick Read series (only 100 pages), the Doctor comes across a group of children kicking a football about, but they all seem remarkably intelligent. He finds that there is a product called Brainy Crisps (unimaginative marketers, clearly) which increase the eater’s intelligence (if I’m honest here I’d quite like crisps that promised that!). So he heads off to the supermarket …

I liked this quick read of a Quick Read. The Doctor, the Tenth, as portrayed by David Tennant, was characterised perfectly I thought, and the story built up and got into pace rapidly and was sorted out (as you would expect). There are nice touches of humour, and the storyline itself was spot on for a Tenth Doctor story. Great stuff, and I think if these Quick Read books can help to encourage anyone to take up a bit more reading, they’re a great idea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Code of the Krillitanes 11 April 2013
By kk
Format:Paperback
"I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he's been too clever by half."

Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right.

But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why?

With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary - the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk!

Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it's big and it's nasty.

Only the Doctor can stop them - if he isn't already too late...

A short, sharp shot of adventure, featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
bit short but good all the same
Published 1 month ago by julian francis brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A timelord fans delight
As a Doctor Who fan this is great
Published 7 months ago by Craig Ford
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This book is a amazing, it's full of adventure.
The next generation of Doctor who is going to need be better
Published 23 months ago by Mai
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who; Code of the Krillitanes
I love it, the Doctor has to save an enemy that tried to kill him, any body that loves Doctor Who.
Published on 12 Mar. 2013 by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I am an avid Dr Who fan and found this to be yet another riveting read. Would recommend it highly
Published on 11 Mar. 2013 by Blueshoes
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
i am a huge fan of Dr who so this book suited perfectly story line a bit too much like school reunion but still a good read i highly recomend it
Published on 1 Feb. 2013 by Kaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable...
A fun read on a short adventure with the good Doctor... Probably would have been happier with my purchase had I realised it was a novella & not a novel...
Published on 20 Jan. 2013 by Fritz O'Skennick
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I enjoyed the story, but then I am not a literary critic. Henry the computer guy was a good character and was always up to it when the Doctor yelled "Run!"
Published on 30 July 2011 by James R. Bitgood
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little read
A short read that was fun but nothing new. We already know all about the Kirllitanes and it was predictable to the point where I'd already guessed what Henry would do. Read more
Published on 30 April 2011 by Elle
3.0 out of 5 stars Code of the Krillitanes
The 5th in the series of 'Quick Reads' Doctor Who books, this is a short and pacy 100 page romp written for young or inexperienced readers. Read more
Published on 25 May 2010 by Jane Aland
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