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5.0 out of 5 stars what a book!!, 13 Aug. 2004
This review is from: Doctor Who: Synthespians (Paperback)
it's been a while since i read a decent doctor who book to be honest - i gave up on the eigth doctor series after interference 1 and 2 - i figured the departure of a companion as focal as sam was as good a place as any to get off (thought i did read the next couple of books in the series just out of interest - hmmmmmm) - anyway from then on i decided i was only going to read the past doctor adventures and until now i've been disappointed (not professing to have read every single one of course, may be i'm just not good at choosing) - synthespians is brilliant (and i don't use words like that lightly (unlike brackets of course which, as you can see, i use all the time)) - the autons to me were one of the more truly scary enemies that the doctor faced, and indeed one of the ones (apart from the daleks and the cybermen of course) that i remember clearly from the original series - i like the way that craig hinton has set the series in the future, but has managed to make that future 1980's LA - excellent - truly reminiscent of the heady days of big budget american soaps and, indeed, a plastic lifestyle - i couldn't put the book down - written in such a way that just encourages you to read the next segment and the next and the next - the plot is excellent, as are the characterizations - the visual of autons shooting everyone on sight as they marauded through the streets of the cities was spectacular and terrifying - to me it brought back the feeling of doctor who on a saturday night, and hiding behind a cushion (i never went behind the sofa - only pinky and perky terrified me sufficiently for that!!) - good work craig hinton, buying this book was money well spent for me
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