Eye Of The Giant features the Third Doctor, Liz Shaw, UNIT and introduces Mike Yates who is a Sergeant in this story. The basic plot finds the Doctor, Liz and Mike trapped on an Island in the 1930's, while in present day (well the 1970's)the Brigadier has to try and rescue them before an alien infuence changes reality. The island is populated by giant animals - hence the books title. Can the Doctor escape the island and prevent the future being changed forever?
Christopher Bulis has written and enjoyable book. The narative flows well with some nice twists and turns. The supporting characters are intersting and the regular characters follow closely to their tv counterparts. Yates is particually well presented and is nicely fleshed out.
This is one of the best Missing Adventures featuring the Third Doctor and well worth adding to your collection.
Having read most of Virgin's Doctor Who Missing Adventure range, I would have to say that this is one of the best. An uncomplicated story (as summarised by the previous reviewer), with lashings of frenetic action and some good interplay between the characters; this is really a chance for TV bit-part player UNIT's Mike Yates, to take centre stage and show his mettle. Anyone who grew up with early 70s Doctor Who will particularly enjoy this as it is very UNIT oriented, and The Doctor himself doesn't actually feature that much in the story. Very entertaining, and well written by Christopher Bulis, I would recommend this as a good way in to the Missing Adventures range.
After reading the back cover blurb I didnt have huge hopes for this, but found it a surprisingly enjoyable read, perhaps because it is so unpretentious and straightforward, and this made a nice change. Also very reminiscent of Pertwee's early UNIT adventures,a very familiar and homely feel here. Some of the characters are very cliched, but this didnt spoil anything at all, rather just maintained that cosy familiar doctor who feeling. And yet despite being straightforward, there's quite a lot to the plot, unexpected things start happening halfway through and you think 'what the..?' But its all explained and it all fits together pretty well. The ending is possibly a tad trite and neat but doesn't spoil the story at all. All in all, a great and hugely enjoyable read, and highly recommended!