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4.0 out of 5 stars The most dangerous game, 18 Jun. 2014
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon (Mass Market Paperback)
An original Doctor Who novel, telling an all new story for the Doctor and friends that hasn't featured in any other medium. This one features the Eleventh Doctor, plus Amy and Rory. It takes place at an unspecified point early in his second tv season.

It runs for two hundred and fifty six pages. It's divided into forty chapters and a prologue.

The book is suitable for readers of all ages. As with all this range, the lead characters are perfectly well recreated for the printed page, with dialogue you can imagine the tv stars saying.

The story is a Doctor Who take on that old tale 'the most dangerous game'. Which has been the inspiration for many movies and tv shows and other literature. That of people being hunted for sport.

In this case the hunt takes place on a dangerous planet. The hunters are aliens. Some of the targets are humans. Not least Rory, who finds himself caught up in the middle of things. Plus Harry Mossop, a former policeman, and his family.

The Doctor and Amy are both working in different ways to save the day, and to stop the hunters...

The initial parts of this do take roughly seventy pages to set the situation up. Where this rates highly is with Harry and his family, as the narrative will often jump back to them before it joins up with the main story. This allows the writing time to make them really strong characters. They're pretty ordinary people. But they are very well written.

As is the rest of this. Amy, the Doctor and Rory all get decent action. The narrative jumping back and forth between them means they all get a good share of it as well. The result is a pacy and engrossing story that never lets up or fails to hold your interest.

It doesn't quite get up to five stars simply because many of the hunters have made up alien names that aren't the easiest to remember, and there are a fair few of them, so they don't stand out quite as much as the hunted characters. But that's the only minor flaw with an excellent entry in this range of books, and one that is well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to read - exciting, inventive and interesting, 7 July 2014
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Mr. M. Jones "Jonesmz" (Chester, England) - See all my reviews
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At over 250 pages and with smaller type than other books in the series this one was a bit more intimidating to start than others but it is easy to get into and keeps you guessing until the main story starts.
The main section takes place on a ruined industrial moon, with lots of different environments and challenges on top of the hunt they are all taking part in.
It is well written, exciting and with some great science fiction (floating discs were my favourite), and an absolute joy to read. I've read all of the new series of Dr Who adventures, and this is in my top two (the Last Dodo is the other). Unlike some recent ones, Amy isn't as annoying, Rory isn't as pathetic and the Doctor isn't quite as smug. The characters reveal alternate sides in the variety of scenes and difficulties, and it stayed interesting to the very end. Hope the series is finding a new vein of slightly more adult themes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This could be a film!!!, 23 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon (Mass Market Paperback)
I have nearly all the main stream Dr Who novels and this one is the absolute best! (and I love them all) It's dark, it's humorous it's the Dr, Any and Rory at their best! It's a shame Amy & Rory are gone now as this would convert into a brilliant film! it's even better than The Dr Trap (my previous favourite)Very much recommend this book!
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Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon by Paul Finch (Mass Market Paperback - 1 Sept. 2012)
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