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Shroud of Sorrow,
This review is from: Shroud of Sorrow (Doctor Who) (Dr Who) (Hardcover)
23 November 1963, and PC Reg Cranfield is on duty at Totter's Lane when he sees a face that he should not be able to see. Then, on the same day, the Doctor and Clara arrive in Dallas, Texas to find that President J F Kennedy has been slain. Mae Callon, working on the Morning News issue also sees a familiar face from the past. What could these things have in common, and why does the Doctor see a threat nobody else can recognise?
This had the promise of a great story; with a spooky premise, and mysterious happenings set in a world that is relatable, Earth in 1963. But it all went rapidly downhill from there unfortunately.
There's an awful lot of this:
And characters called Flip Flop and Wobblebottom (!).
And the Doctor seems to be on some sort of permanent manic high which becomes rather wearing very quickly.
All in all, a vast disappointment of a Doctor Who novel.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2013 07:36:50 BDT
Timelord - 007 says:
Poor novel this was & the reviewer got review absolutely spot on.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Oct 2013 01:41:22 BDT
Keen Reader says:
A huge flop (or Flip Flop if you prefer) ...
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