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Code of the Krillitanes
on 3 February 2014
I’m on a roll with finding books by Justin Richards to read lately; I find he writes Doctor Who very well, and his books are always well worth pursuing.
In this book in the Quick Read series (only 100 pages), the Doctor comes across a group of children kicking a football about, but they all seem remarkably intelligent. He finds that there is a product called Brainy Crisps (unimaginative marketers, clearly) which increase the eater’s intelligence (if I’m honest here I’d quite like crisps that promised that!). So he heads off to the supermarket …
I liked this quick read of a Quick Read. The Doctor, the Tenth, as portrayed by David Tennant, was characterised perfectly I thought, and the story built up and got into pace rapidly and was sorted out (as you would expect). There are nice touches of humour, and the storyline itself was spot on for a Tenth Doctor story. Great stuff, and I think if these Quick Read books can help to encourage anyone to take up a bit more reading, they’re a great idea.