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Cannot be praised enough...!,
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This review is from: TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Kindle Edition)
This book is something very rare, in that it's something I feel I need to write a review on Amazon about. But for a Doctor Who fan that's looking for an intellectual critique of the programme that's still perfectly accessible, this is exactly spot on. Each story is put into its historical and cultural context with a brief round up of that month's charts and headlines, and then the story is analysed with intelligence and humour. It's really readable and the use of literary critical techniques is judged just right so that intelligent points are made without needing a degree to understand them.
There are also whole essays about other cultural goings-on of the time and also some entries cover some of the 90's novels set during the era.
This isn't even my favourite era of Dr Who but it's fascinating to see the evolution of the character interpreted by the author, and I very much look forward to his next volume!