darkwingduckie7 (darkwingduckie7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book # 30: Doctor Who: A Big Hand for the Doctor

Book # 30

Title: Doctor Who: A Big Hand for the Doctor

Author: Eoin Colfer

Pages: 41

Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Doctor Who, Space Adventure

Rating: 2/5

Summary: Susan, the Doctor’s granddaughter, and the children she’s trying to rescue get kidnapped by Soul Pirates. So of course it is up to the Doctor to mount a rescue.

Review: I was so excited when I first heard about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, but when I read this one I couldn’t help but feel very disappointed. I feel like I’m repeating the reviews of a lot of others out there but… this is not the first Doctor. The Doctor here sounds too New Who-ish and not like the first Doctor presented in the old TV episodes (I’ve had the pleasure of watching a few of the them a couples of years ago at a convention-was surprised to hear him called Grandfather- and I am so glad I did because I enjoyed them immensely). As far as the story goes, it was just ok. It was too easy of a fix for it to really be interesting; I kept staring at my screen willing more chapters to appear since it seemed like there had to be more.

However, seeing as each Doctor Who short is written by a different author I’m not giving up on these yet. The next one is just sitting there in my Kindle taunting me but since I can only handle so much disappointment at a time it’ll have to wait for a bit.
Tags: sci-fi, time travel

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