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Random and surreal
on 19 September 2016
I never read The Blue Angel first time around and I'm glad I didn't. I feel it would have put me off reading other Doctor Who books. Like the Scarlet Empress there are a lot of very surreal elements here, and they feel haphazardly thrown together. The characters all get split up so we have several threads running which don't individually get a lot of development. It feels like quantity over quality, There is a Star Trek parody element going which doesn't work very well. The whole book feels like there are parts of the story missing.
I was hoping for a strong follow-up to Interference, dealing with the events of those two books - Sam leaving, Compassion joinging, everything that happened to Fitz. And what I got instead was a random, surreal disappointment.