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5.0 out of 5 stars `I'd have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that meddling Time Lord!', 17 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Doctor Who: Crooked World (Paperback)
The Doctor has had a difficult time of it in recent books in this original adventures series. He's blown up his home planet, lost one of his hearts, spent a hundred years in exile in England, made a new mortal enemy, and, very unsuccessfully, run a brothel. In the middle of all this, the TARDIS materializes in a world populated entirely by cartoon characters from the Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera universes. Author Steve Lyons hits all the obvious targets, and a few not-so-obvious ones, in his exploration of what would happen if our most famous British Sci-fi character came into contact with some of the iconic US cartoon characters, such as Porky Pig and Wily Coyote.

More serious than you'd think from the cover showing a cartoon Eighth Doctor alongside Road Runner, Steve Lyons' novel is one of the shorter ones in the series, and whilst accessible and light it's not slapstick or silly. Granted, Scooby-Doo appears in it (although due to copyright reasons the cowardly canine detective goes under another name here). Ultimately this is lightweight fun but with a dark undercurrent; perhaps a sign of where this series is heading over the next year or so.
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