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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but perhaps shouldn't be a Who story., 4 Nov 2006
This review is from: Doctor Who: Rags (Paperback)
A different take on the Doctor Who series, and felt slightly out of place using the third Doctor. The book would probably have benefited more being written for the Eighth Doctor (McGann), where some of the stories take on a darker tone.

Obviously the story was slotted in for the Pertwee era because of the punk themes, which wouldn't be relevant today. However, the doctor does have a time machine so he could have travelled to the punk era.

Anyway, on to the book itself. It was a decent read, although not very Doctor Who like in premise. I feel that the book didn't need to be written as a Doctor Who novel. That's not to say the writer shouldn't have written the book, he just shouldn't have written it as part of the Doctor Who series.

It was too violent, bloody and adult for Doctor Who, which is based on a family TV show. The book comes accross as being written by a fustrated punk rock socialist, and I don't really want to think too deeply about real world politics when reading Doctor Who.

Maybe the writer wanted to use the book to attack the establishment, or the middle classes, but all told it just didn't really work for me.

Overall, not a bad book and worth reading for it's daring to be different. However I hope that stories like this don't make it to any more Pertwee era books.
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