Doctor Who: Monsters Inside Paperback – 28 Aug 2014
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About the Author
Steve Cole is a best-selling children's author whose sales exceed three million copies. His hugely successful Astrosaurs young fiction series has been a UK top-ten children's bestseller and been published widely internationally. His several original Doctor Who novels have also been bestsellers. An original comedy, fantasy and adventure writer, Steve's work includes a broad range of books, most recently the Secret Agent Mummy series for younger readers, Stop Those Monsters! and the explosive Young Bond title Shoot to Kill. His next Young Bond adventure Heads You Die publishes May 2016 with a further adventure for the teenage James Bond planned for publication later this year. Much in demand for his energetic performances at events, Steve has appeared at Edinburgh, Hay, Cheltenham, Oxford, Bath, YALC and World Book Day's Biggest Book Show on Earth. He has toured schools in Europe, America, the UAE, Australia and New Zealand, and featured at sci-fi and Doctor Who conventions from London to Los Angeles.
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Just when it looks as though The Monsters Inside is going to be a dull prison- breakout drama however, the Slitheen turn up, and things become a lot more interesting. Despite a rather nice costume design I'm not 100% convinced by the rather juvenile farting antics of the Slitheen on television, but their ability to disguise themselves as human drives much of the drama and suspense of this novel, with Rose never quite sure just who is human and who isn't. To add to the complexity we also have another family of Raxacoricofallapatorians on the loose, and Cole manages to blur the line between the traditional roles of good guys and bad guys to good effect.
It's by no means perfect, with an overabundance of technobabble and some rather bland supporting characters, but The Monster Inside is a fairly decent effort, and is recommended for all those who are frustrated by the fact that on television a Time Lord with a machine that can travel anywhere in the universe cant seemingly escape Earth's orbit.
The fact that it turns out to be a Slitheen story obviously means a fair amount of humor and most of the rather rude kind (the so-called SCAT-house being my favorite example!) and hearing Rose mention Justicia onscreen in Boom Town gives one a little bit of a smile as if you're in on the joke having read about their adventure within the penal colony system. Seperating the Doctor and Rose at first seems rather sketchy as I wasn't sure if he could manage to make the original characters they're obviously going to have to interact with interesting. And if he made even the smallest mistake with the main characters to begin with, the whole thing would collapse.
I'm happy to report that he doesn't make one misstep in his portayals of the regulars nor in his original characterizations.Read more ›
Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television
so *** for the story
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Brilliant book, my 13-year-old still enjoys reading it but I would recommend to any children over eight who like adventure, doctor who and the solar system!Published on 11 Jan. 2013 by Gemma
An entertaining book, lively and exciting. Most of Doctor Who's adventures seem to confine him to earth, so it is nice to have one with a smattering of alien environments and... Read morePublished on 23 Dec. 2008 by Mr. M. Jones
Others in this range have read like TV episodes on the page. This actually reads more like a real novel. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2006 by Paul Tapner
This was the first book of Doctor Who I ever read and I wasn't disappointed.
In the past I tended to avoid Sci-Fi books but as a big Doctor Who fan, I couldn't resist... Read more