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An interesting addition to the Eighth Doctor's canon,
By A Customer
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Blue Angel (Mass Market Paperback)
As the series of novels featuring the Eighth Doctor continues, his personal history (thanks to the continuing story arcs which encompass all of these novels) gets more and more murky. This is the most vulnerable and tortured Doctor since the fifth incarnation. This book features the introduction of the "obverse": a concept which I hope they'll clarify in further editions. It also hints at major surprises connected with some of the incidental characters appearing from time to time (such as Iris Wildthyme). I am a fan of continuing character development, although it also makes me feel somewhat sorry for the Doctor's much-abused companions, but this book, even more so than some of the previous ones, ends unsatisfyingly, and raises more questions than it answers. This isn't a book to read unless you have followed the Eighth Doctor's adventures in detail, and even if you have, you will find yourself hoping that the loose ends are tied up in the next novel. But, if you're a Who fan, it's another must-read. His adventures really have become a modern epic.