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Rather dull - not a great Doctor Who story,
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Legacy of the Daleks (Mass Market Paperback)
I approached this book with great anticipation of an exciting tale involving the Eighth Doctor and, obviously, the Daleks. The book blurb promises that the Doctor's granddaughter Susan is involved in there too somewhere.
So, dive into the story - starts slowly with the story of a young girl chasing a cat being chased by a slyther; she's saved by a knight (?); the Doctor lands on Earth and meets said knight. And that's where it all started to go downhill for me. The Doctor's characterisation is terrible - he is mean and nasty, small-minded and bitter - doesn't sound like the Eighth Doctor at all!
The (apparent) surprise of one of the other characters involved in the Earth factions is no surprise at all. The Earth faction characters are shallow, cliched bullies. David and Susan sound horrible. The story flounders and seems to be a mishmash of several stories prodded into some sort of shape and published.
Really, by the time I got halfway through I found I just didn't really care what happened to any of them any more. Very disappointing.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2013 20:22:26 GMT
John Peel didnt do justice in either his Dalek novels you being kind with 3 stars I'd have given 2 .
Very good review from the charming lady reader.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2013 22:26:20 GMT
Keen Reader says:
Yes, I just noticed I gave it 3 stars - on reflection it probably does deserve 2, I must have been in a kindly mood at the time.
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