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4.0 out of 5 stars Scales of Injustice, 14 April 2014
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Scales of Injustice: The Monster Collection Edition (Doctor Who (BBC)) (Paperback)
Recently there have been released a “Monster Collection” of books, original novels about various ‘monsters’ that have appeared in Doctor Who over the years. This one features the Silurians in another appearance in the time of the Third Doctor, as portrayed by Jon Pertwee on the small screen. The novel is set at the time about a year after his reincarnation from the Second Doctor, and he is working at UNIT headquarters with Liz Shaw.

There’s a lot going on in this book, and it takes concentrated reading to make sense of all the people (some of whom remain nameless throughout, which doesn’t make it any easier to keep track of them), places and happenings in what is a fairly busy book. There’s a lot of continuity from the tv series, and the UNIT soldiers are often recognisable names. There are also references to other stories that crop up throughout. That’s good, as it gives a sense of ‘reality’ to the story within the Third Doctor timeframe.

Above and beyond the Silurian storyline, there is a lot of other action to be read about as well – the political manouevrings of the Government ministers and the bureaucrats in charge of UNIT and C19, as well as the private life of the Brigadier, and of Liz Shaw, which is a nice touch, as we don’t often get to see that. And it does all add to the story; the Doctor is able to get a head start on the Brigadier, and Liz is sidetracked from keeping an eye on the Doctor’s doings because of their own concerns. The UNIT side of things is nicely done, and the characterisations of Benton and Mike Yates in particularly are really reminiscent of the tv series. Overall, a really good story which incorporates a lot of elements. I think this book needs to be read more than once to really get the nuances of it all, which is not a bad thing.
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Initial post: 15 Apr 2014 01:44:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Apr 2014 01:45:14 BDT
Arh I see I inspired you to write this stry from the monster collection arh very god review my dear KR h dear God I meant good, That bang on the head from fainting earlier I thought I was Tom Baker for a moment spouting "I want to be adored".

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2014 01:46:52 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Yes, I owe it all to you timelord007! I've got all the Monster Collection books, I just have to work my way through them, and all the BF audio cds, and all my library books, and all my study books, and all the other books that keep taunting me from the teetering pile ...

I can see you now, with your small paper bag of jelly babies :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2014 02:19:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Apr 2014 02:20:07 BDT
Arh yes, "Would you like a Jelly Baby there are very good" I seen Nightmare of Eden earlier Tom at his bonkers best.

"Arh nostalgia"

P.s Brought a new T shirt lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2014 02:40:09 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Ha ha, you're obviously channelling him well!
Ooh, what's it say?
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