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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Doctor Who the Drosten’s Curse by A. L. Kennedy

This was my first time ever reading a Doctor Who novel. The short story (The Death Pit) turned novel took place on the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel. Something vicious lurked about the grounds, swallowing golfers, creating telepathic fields (breaking up marriages through mind reading) and the loss of memory and information, practically leaving people daft. 

The Doctor and his two companions, Putta  Pattershaun, a fearful alien and wanna-be bounty hunter and Bryony Mailer, a bored stuck-in-limbo Junior Day Receptionist, set out to solve the monstrous mystery. Their foe, a complex creature that’s been around since the beginning of time, is serpentine and frightening and puzzling, the Doctor actually admits to being afraid. That's a major deal.

Let me just say I love the Dr Who TV series; I did not like this novel. Each sentence had an inordinate amount of words and it was difficult to read through. I would much rather see and hear the dialog on the screen. Although the story was funny and oddly written, just like a Doctor Who story and possibly diehard fans will love reading it. 

            I received a copy of the book from Blogging for Books for my review.

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