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5.0 out of 5 stars The Web of Fear, 6 Aug. 2012
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This book is one of the best in the target range, the writer Terrance Dicks is a master of the writing arts and I would recommend any of his books. This book is very special because the story has only one episode that still exists and it really gives you a chance to see wht the story was like on television.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better adventures of the 2nd Doctor, 30 Sept. 2007
A strong television story does not automatically mean that the novelization will remain effective, but Dicks pulls out all the stops to really bring this tale to life. An attempt is made to get away from some of the story's stereotypes, with the colonel's thought that although Evans is a coward the Welsh usually make good soldiers, whilst Julius Silverstein becomes Emil Julius and is far less extreme than onscreen. The descriptions in the book frequently serve to bring the story to life, with Dicks once again depicting the Troughton Doctor with ease. Above all there is a real sense of terror which pervades this novelisation, making the characters seems truly isolated and the Intelligence seem truly threatening.

There are a few minor faults with the book, most notably the failure to clear up just what did happen to the Doctor's fragment of the Web which mysteriously vanishes from Evans' tin (an oversight also in the televised version though it stands out more clearly here), whilst no attempt is made to show what happens to Harold Chorley after he sets out to try and find the TARDIS, despite his being a key suspect to be the Intelligence's agent. But these are little problems carried over from the television story. Otherwise this is an extremely strong book
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great novelisation of a lost story., 17 Sept. 2012
A fantastic novel of the lost story, THE WEB OF FEAR, One of Terrenance Dicks best storys. The Yeti return in another tale. Highly recommended.
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