This was my first time reading one of the Short Trips books, and I was not disappointed in the least. The book is structured so that the stories are told from the point of view of outsiders--people who encounter the Doctor and some of his companions for a moment in their lives. As a fan, it's a lot of fun to see the Doctor's adventures from all these different perspectives. Some of these people look up to the Doctor, but others even hate him. The variety of characters in the book, as well as the variety of Doctors and companions, make every page exciting. The stories also cover a variety of genres, including many that are amusing and many others that are very sad.
One of my favorite features of the book is that, despite it being a collection of stories, three of the stories do link together and form a very engaging plotline. It is exciting to read through the book in order and encounter them one-by-one.
The quality of the writing throughout is also fabulous, with spot-on portrayals of the Doctors and their companions by the various authors, as well as real insight into the original characters in the book, despite their short appearances. I especially love the character of Oliver Day. My favorite stories include Indian Summer, The Plight of the Monkrah, Remain in Light, She Knew, and Salva Mea.
I would recommend this product to any Doctor Who fans! You're in a for a treat!