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War, uh-huh, what is it good for?
on 4 May 2009
*Meant to give this four stars!*
Casualties of War is initially a slow-burner, The Doctor seems to have lost his memory but this isn't immediately evident from the way he behaves, however when he arrives in a sleepy English village he is soon up to his eyes in mystery, death and zombies and things pick up.
New writer Steve Emmerson has written in a prose style that is somewhat fragmented and occasionally disjointed but at least consistent.
The plot has several holes, but Casualties of War is certainly more accessible than previous original novel `The Burning' in terms of plot, character, and writing style. The Doctor may no longer know who he is, but he is still as enigmatic and fascinating as he always was, and this is the novel's strength.