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This review is from: "Doctor Who", Island of Death: Island of Death (Dr Who) (Mass Market Paperback)
If you want an exciting Doctor Who story about mysterious cults featuring the 3rd Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith at their best... Avoid.
If you want an in-depth description of how a naval ship works, then you need this book!
Barry Letts fills what could have been a wonderfully engaging story that captures everything one would expect from an adventure with the 3rd Doctor, with something much better - a long-winded lecture about how the navy run their ships, which side of the boat is which, what knots are in boating lingo and how to work out where west is based on the sun. Afterall, who needs action and adventure and inspiring words from a brilliant man known only as The Doctor when instead we can just read about boats!
As an avid boat not-care-abouter, I couldn't finish this book. Even the fact that Sarah Jane Smith was about to get killed by a media-hating sociopath couldn't keep me hooked because it was followed by yet another lecture about how a stupid boat works that's just completely irrelevant to the plot and must only have been written to fill out the pages a bit more to make it look less feeble.
Doctor Who Fans - Don't bother reading it
Navy Obsessed Lunatics - Perfect book for you