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Doctor Who: Something Borrowed: Sixth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 6) by [Mead, Richelle ]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
Book 6 of 12 in Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts (12 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1594 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (23 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWJYKPK
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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This novella is quite representative of the Sixth Doctor's era. The choice to conduct the narrative through Peri's eyes works very successfully (and is somewhat reminiscent of the various Companion Chronicles audio plays). It allows us to clearly see the strengths and foibles of Colin Baker's interpretation of the Timelord. It also allows Peri to perfectly fulfil the companion role of being the character we associate with. Her disbelief and amazement at a Las Vegas inspired world is in line with how most readers would probably feel in the same situation. Peri is very well characterised by the author (only her irritating screaming habit from the television series is thankfully omitted). Her mixed irritation and faith in the Doctor is captured perfectly. It would be so effortless for Nicola Bryant to do an audio for this. However, the Doctor is perhaps portrayed in a bit more of limited way because he is only seen through the eyes of Peri.

The villain of the piece (it soon becomes obvious who this is) is ideal for a celebration of the Doctor's sixth incarnation. They are well characterised if a little bit too over-emotional and less clinical than they usually appear on screen. The plot is also quite suitable to feature such a villain, even though the aim is perhaps more something the Master would be trying to achieve.

Most of the other characters are bit incidental, but that is because there isn't really the space to further develop them. Wira is given a substantial role however and allows for Peri to have someone to interact with. Wira is a quite a sympathetic character and her love story, although lacking in originality, fits well into this storyline, providing it with an added dimension.
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These short DW anniversary stories are starting to remind of pick your own. Yes, you get the odd good one, but you're bad to end up with a few rough and sour attempts. I wasn't sure what to expect here. The Sixth Doctor is a bit of a dark horse, ignoring the coat. So you wouldn't hold your breath. Especially when treasured incarnations like 4, 5 and 1 were sort of wasted. It also didn't help I'd just read the excellent Players, which is a cracking DW story. So my expectations were low stepping into this one. But it did not disappointment. In fact, if anything, it really surprised me. A fast, fun read. A romp. Just what I needed. Roll on the little man with the umbrella.
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As i am reading this entire set via the full publication known as TWELVE DOCTORS, TWELVE STORIES, this short (’SOMETHING BORROWED’) was easily the book’s highlight so far, IMHO. It had a beginning (obviously), a middle and a proper and formal closure, with the possibility of a happy ending. And the reader was gifted with a twist which some fellow book lovers might have seen coming, but I certainly did not.

In summary this is an ASS.

(Awesome Short Story!!!)

Easily worth five stars in any forum.
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Even after half a century of imaginative storytelling, new writers can still bring something vital to the perennial time lord both in print and on screen. It's worth getting every Doctor Who novel in the new series just to revel in the fresh and diverting adventures, especially those weaving the Doctor into our history. Now is a good time to read about how he becomes involved in recent as well as distang history as well as to imagine him on far-flung planets delving into the mysteries of the universe.
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Mead manages to highlight the Sixth Doctor's vanity and arrogance extremely well in this story told from the perspective of companion Peri Brown. In a tale set in an alien version of Las Vegas we see the Doctor face off against immoral Time Lord scientist the Rani.
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A nice little story. An effective portrayal of the Doctor, a non-useless assistant (Peri), and the return of the deliciously rotten Rani. (I always wondered if Michael J. Straczynzki's `Deathwalker' in Babylon 5 was a nod to her?)
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I really enjoyed it and it had all the action and mystery of a great Dr Who episode but it was very short and it seemed like they crammed I have not watched really any of the old Dr Who so I dont know how true to character
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