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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (4 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563538317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563538318
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 976,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jun. 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
On the island world of Hichemus, the Doctor, Anji and Fitz have been relaxing and enjoying the colony where music is one of the most important things to the colonists. The Doctor has joined an orchestra who are practising their composer's latest work, and Fitz is enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. Anji is enjoying herself too, until she has an unpleasant encounter with one of the world's tiger population. Soon the warm weather of the world turns decidedly nasty, and the tiger population reveals attributes that none of the human colonists had previously realised they had. Conflict between the tigers and the humans soon escalates and the Doctor finds himself having to choose between the intelligent tigers or the humans as to which side he's on...
One of the most appealing aspects of Orman's work is the fact that she is able to convincingly create alien worlds that are believable and incredibly convincing. The world of Hichemus continues this trend, with the world brought to life through Orman's wonderfully evocative writing. The early chapters of The Year Of Intelligent Tigers where the setting is being established are exceptionally well written, and the city of Port Any is brought vividly to life through it's music and atmosphere that Orman creates for it.
The Year Of Intelligent Tigers is a very good book indeed, but it is not without it's problems. The first one hundred pages or so are absolutely mesmerising as Orman sets the story up so well, creating this seemingly idyllic world so vividly that it becomes very easy to visualise the world of Hichemus, and the moment when the tigers make their move to impose themselves over the colonists is very well written.
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By Martin S. Smith on 24 Jan. 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
There's a lot to YOIT that's impressive - the tiger civilisation as its history is really well thought out and interesting and the structural gimmick, mimicking that of the song, is impressive and works better than you'd expect.
Unfortunately, it's let down by a few elements. The resolution is fairly unconvincing. The character Karl is incredibly drippy and if you're not wild on elaborate orchestral music metaphors you're going to be rather lost at sea here.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Jun. 2001
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The TARDIS crew are happily ensconced on Hitchemus - a world with a single island land mass. The human colony is largely based around the production of music, and the dominant native life-form, which closely resembles the terran tiger, seems harmless and friendly. With perfect weather all year round, it seems like the perfect refuge. But then...
When you run through the list of Doctor Who authors, there are a few whose work receives almost universal praise. Kate Orman (with or without her husband, Jon Blum) is one of them.
Yet again Kate has written a book based around a believable alien world, and while it has a strong story-line, the reader is most likely to take away memories of the excellent portrayal of the characters. Kate's take on the current Doctor, still with amnesia for events preceding the novel 'The Burning', is a very strong one, full of an enormous passion for life and a towering humanity. Her interpretation of both Fitz and Anji are great, and each is explored and moved forward in this book. And then there are all the many characters who may very well appear in this book only, who are nevertheless given very effective life.
Beyond that, with this story set on a world where music is held in high regard, it is great to read musical ideas being constantly brought up within the context of the book. A devotion to music is a strong part of the characters, and so it is natural that it should be reflected in the way that many of the characters respond to the events of this book.
And then there are the tigers... About whom I'll say nothing more than their characterisation was also brilliant. Read the book to see what I mean!
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