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Friday, September 4, 2009

Doctor Who: Only Human...Review

About the book:
The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But the Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900-year-old alien with two hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered Time Travel. Brace yourself for some exhilarating experiences and deadly confrontations across time and space. The human race will survive - but only with the Doctor's help.

Neanderthals, a futuristic experiment that changes what it means to be human, strange monsters, and someone messing with time, all come together for a fun novel. Surprisingly, it's not completely light, as it also explores what it means to be human, especially in regards to the neanderthals as compared to the early humans. And, with the future humans, the idea of taking away normal emotions and substituting artificial ones, depending on the situation is fascinating.

A lot of fun, and another one that includes Captain Jack. The scene where the Doctor tells Jack to distract everyone is hysterical: in true Jack form, he takes his clothes off and runs streaking through the crowd.

An easy, entertaining read. Gareth Roberts also wrote The Shakespeare Code for the Tenth Doctor and Martha, one of my favorite episodes.

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

Read 8/09

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3/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I ADORE Doctor Who...have never read one of the books. How fun!