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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain...Review

About the book:
The Novrosk Peninsula, the Soviet naval base, has been abandoned, and the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates everything else, even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing... Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain... 

The Doctor finds himself on a remote, Soviet naval base with Captain Jack and Rose, after Jack mistakenly answers a distress call. A mysterious stone circle, unexplained deaths and and unknown killer mean adventure and disaster. What is the Deviant Strain and can the Doctor and his friends discover the truth?

The story is full of chases and running and campy sort of octopus-like jelly monsters. It also includes Captain Jack, and while he's still brave and heroic, he's also a bit of a tender heart, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. While he is still young Jack as we first meet him, before he's left behind in The Parting of the Ways and before Torchwood, he still wasn't completely Jack-like.

I couldn't see this one translating to the screen, but as Doctor Who novels go, this one is a fast, entertaining and easy read.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow.

Read 8/09

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3/5 Stars

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I've never tired a Doctor Who book, but I know lots of people who enjoy them.