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This review is from: Doctor Who: Salvation (Paperback)
I can't really improve on comments others have made except this: Steve Lyons is consistent, he is a great writer that really knows the 1960s characterisation of the 1st Doctor and his companions - and it shows. Some of the other Past Doctor authors are not so convincing. This contemporary 1965 tale featured an american version of the military which bore a resemblance to U.N.I.T. And the more I read General Marchant - the more he felt like a US version of The Brigadier. Possibly inspired by THE WAR MACHINES. It is good reading. The only reasons I kept to a 4 instead of 5 are a) not quite as captivating as the "brilliant" THE WITCH HUNTERS by the same author, b) while characters were spot on 60s, the plot was more suited to 70s characters including "the" U.N.I.T. c) It did get long winded at times. I tend to like maximum dialogue, this sometimes had page upon page of narrative description. But still a high standard of writing and gave some much appreciated depth to the relationship between Steven and The Doctor. Even Dodo was palatable, just.