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Disappointing as a Doctor Who story,
This review is from: Beltempest (Doctor Who S.) (Mass Market Paperback)
I picked this book up by chance, and was about to read it when I decided to look at the other reviews so far on Amazon - hmm, not filling me with confidence. However, onwards we go, and let's see what we make of it.
I like a good Doctor Who novel, but unfortunately they do seem to be a bit hit and miss. This one seems to be more miss than hit. I really found it hard to get into; I think that bothered me the most was that the Doctor, as characterised in this novel, seems much more like the Tenth incarnation - bouncy, almost manic; terrible puns; dashing about the place like a whirlwind - it just didn't gel as the Eighth Doctor at all. And I found it hard, then, to place "the Doctor" in the story. Sam, as companion, just seemed to be there as a plot contrivance. The story could have been good, but it really did remind me of a Star Trek episode - I almost expected Mr Spock and Captain Kirk to turn up.
Not one of Mr Mortimore's better outings. Quite a disappointment, really. Pity.
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Initial post: 31 Oct 2013 08:56:16 GMT
Timelord - 007 says:
Spot on review here.
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