Doctor Whom: n/a (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 14 Jun 2007
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A wickedly affectionate parody of the nation's favourite SF series
About the Author
Adam Roberts is 40 and Professor of 19th century literature at London University. His first novel, Salt, was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF.
Top customer reviews
To make matters worse, the chapters have been shuffled into a completely random order, so if you want the story to make any kind of sense you must a) be a masochist and b) go back to the index page to find out where the next chapter has been hidden.
There is a reason why you can pick this up new in the market place for only one penny, because it's terrible. Avoid.
Now really this book is disappointing. I enjoy both Doctor Who and Eats, Shoots & Leaves so had high hopes for this title; alas this story captures neither well and parodies both poorly.
I think the used and new for 0.27 pounds is the most telling. I just wish I had looked before buying. =)
Maybe for me it is just the perfect mix of two things i like: Doctor Who and English Language commentary (although admittedly there was less of that than i expected) but don't knock it until you've tried it!
I justify this action because I am
1) a real MD, and
2) at least slightly more objective than Dr. Who*.
There have been several episodes in which Dr. Who-ziwhatsis encounters various impostors or time-traveled, alternate versions of himself, so I am content to assume that the Doctor Whom herein portrayed is such an alternate version of moi. I certainly hope that if he (as accused) quite a twit, that I may be less so.
You will find my objectivity at various reviews, etc., but most of all at [...]
* For those whose education does not extend to prescribed English usage, I point out that "Who" is in the subjective case, while "Whom" is in the objective.
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