I finish a Doctor Who novel

I picked up Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand on a whim.  I had to go buy a kid's magazine and saw a stack of Doctor Who books on an endcap and plucked one up.  I mean, the cover looks fun.



So, The Doctor and Clara find themselves in Dallas the day after JFK was shot, which also happens to be the first day Doctor Who aired on TV.  An alien race called the Shroud become attracted to the nations grief and appears to various people in the form of faces of their dead relatives.  After getting a hold on a person, the Shroud takes the form of a woman in a veil and begins sucking the life from people.  The Doctor and Clara get a crew together and stop them.  

 I think the book definitely has the feel of an episode of the show.  It has some very slapstick moments and plenty of Doctor-speak.  It has some touching sequences which I would not at all have understood if I hadn't been watching some of the old episodes.  It was a very very fast read though, almost too fast.  I do kinda want to see what "downtime" in the Tardis looks like.  I mean, even if the Doctor doesn't have to sleep or eat, Clara (or any companion) does, and what are some of those times like?  Anyway, I would say this book is for fans of the show, not for someone who's never seen it.  a 5 from me. 

Comments

  1. I adore Doctor Who, but haven't read a single one of the books based on the show. I may have to check them out soon!

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  2. I've only read a couple now but it hasn't been a bad experience. Try one featuring your favorite Doctor; I want to read one about Ten next!

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