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3rd Brock From The Sun,
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Pirate Loop (New Series Adventure 20) (Hardcover)
This is my first Dr Who book (I always wait until they're twenty or more into a series run before hopping aboard), and a very enjoyable lark it is, too. As noted, Simon Guerrier has the characterisation of both the Doctor and his companion down pat from the off (the Martha's-eye view of the adventure itself lends the story very much to reading aloud - perhaps to a youngster). Plus, who can resist a tale of spaceships and buccaneering badgers? Not me. The somewhat Douglas Adams-ish plot is often, but not always, one step ahead of the reader (well, I didn't see the resolution coming, anyway) and the telling is, in turns, pacy, exciting, thoughtful and helpfully explanatory. I particularly liked the author's drawing of Martha's growing self-awareness. Very recommended.