Customer Review

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars TL;DR, 23 Jan 2011
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.

So yeah.
Doctor Who Fans - Don't bother reading it
Navy Obsessed Lunatics - Perfect book for you
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

2.5 out of 5 stars (4 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (2)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
Used & New from: 0.01
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 271,424