Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse by A.L. Kennedy



Review: Doctor Who: The Drostens’ Curse
A.L. Kennedy
Broadway Books
2015

Dr. Who.  I hadn’t had any contact with Dr. Who in ages.  That needs to change judging from how much I enjoyed this book, and I intend to looks around for a few more of them.  Kennedy is not the only author to write a Dr. Who adventure, but she is the only one I’ve read thus far, and the others may have some competition here.

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/80466/a-l-kennedyThe original version of this book appeared as a short story and now as a full length novel.  I don’t know if this would fit well in fewer pages.  The antagonist is worthy and Dr. Who must use all the resources he can muster just to survive in this one.  I’m happy with its current version which leaves plenty of room for more at the end.  Time will tell if more are forthcoming.  

OK, maybe (probably) showing my ignorance here, but some of the rants that Dr. Who uttered in several places felt like commentary on the political scene.  Yes, these books can address that sort of thing and do, but straight on doesn’t work for me.  I like the roundabout-ness that fiction has available to it better.  So I skimmed a few portions.  The character, Byrony, works and needs to reappear in some fashion with some adventures of her own.  Putta? A romantic partner?  Not so sure about him.

Even with a few distractions this is still a good read and worth the time.  I’m satisfied with it anyway and would recommend it as just a fun read.  Besides anybody that can make golf more interesting with a sand trap that does live up to its name has done a good thing in my opinion.  

This book was provided by the publisher in return for a review.


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