Top positive review
on 22 January 2014
This was a Christmas present from my wife, and boy did she choose well. this is the story of Neil Perryman, a normal man, who grew up, and grew out, of Doctor Who. Other things came along to take his interest, from Buck Rodgers to girls. But somewhere along the line he fell back in with the Doctor. So far, so very like me. Where things diverge, is not only has he watched every single Dr Who episode available, but he's done it all in order, in the company of his wife. Not being a Who fan, she doesn't know what she's letting herself in for, but not only watches them all, but agrees to review them for his blog as well. I really can't imagine the reaction from my wife if I suggested that.
There's two strands to the book. There's the Dr Who stuff, and then there's the personal stuff. Neil growing up, the relationship between Neil and Sue, and between Neil and his step-daughter. No one bit becomes more important than the others, so this isn't a fan just talking about his love for Who, it's about a person, and what makes him who he is. You don't need to be a fan to read this, although it helps in places, if you can understand the love one person can have, not just for another person, but also for an idea, then you can read this book. Now I just need to persuade my wife to read it