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A novel of two halves,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Deadly Reunion (Paperback)
Deadly Reunion seems to be divided clearly into two halves by author.
The first half deals with a young Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart encountering Greek deities (or near deities – this seems to be a prequel to The Daemons). Without the Doctor this drags terribly, a slow moving a muddled start.
The second half (presumably written by Dicks) on the other hand is a joy. Yes, it’s derivative nonsense, but unlike earlier novels Dicks seems to be aware of this, and uses Letts plot as an excuse to run through some comedy routines with the clichés of the Pertwee years.
By any conventional sense this is an appalling novel, but for any fans of the Pertwee era with a sense of humour this is an utterly insane, and very funny, tribute.