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Doctor Who: Dead Of Winter

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    Brilliantly Written, Would Make a Great Episode

    Honestly, a person doesn't read Doctor Who novels expecting much beyond a day or two of escapism. But Dead of Winter is unexpectedly better than that average, offering a burst of growth for the genre, while capturing the strange meta-consciousness of the Matt Smith-era scripts and translating it -- widely successfully -- into book form. Simply put, this is the kind of Doctor Who novel fans deserve to see more often. The form here is brilliant: first-person remembrances, epistolary passages, subtle references to the larger historical context, and characterizations that not only feel true, but stretch the cast with emotions and experiences that reach beyond the show and make believable humans of these people. There are also several twists of plot to rival Steven Moffat's. Viewers already know that Human Nature was rewritten into a successful episode for David Tennant, and fans should hope for the same with Dead of Winter and Matt Smith. The book is easily the best written and best plotted of the Doctor Who books I've read precisely because it treats itself as a novel first and not just an attempt to parrot an already successful show. A less-attentive author might feel fans would be just as happy with less, but James Goss has here accomplished something very special: a novel centered around Doctor Who that finds much more human experiences to talk about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Incredible

    This book is the hope diamond of doctor who novels. Beautiful, bright, and absolutely devastating in its effect. I won't spoil it too much for you, but this book truly is... well, devastating. The doctor, amy, and rory are put into a story with so much searingly affecting drama that we haven't seen since the Davies era. And yet, their characters are not widely different. They're the same as ever, but with more depth than we've seen since moffat took over. I think it goes above and beyond the show. Don't plan on doing anything after you've read this, because it's so impossibly sad that you won't feel like doing anything except laying down and maybe even having a cry.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    A Good Read for Fans

    This is the first Doctor Who novel I've read, and I really liked it. The story couldn't have been done in a normal TV episode, so it's good that it was a book. It didn't just feel like an episode, because there was too many plot twists and too much happening for it to have been done in 45 minutes. The characters were well done, and I could picture them actually talking. There's plenty of the usual humor, and the Doctor's just as silly as ever. It also made me think, the way the TV episodes do. There was that whole Doctor Who save-people-and-change-the-future or let-history-run-its-course-and-let-people-die dilemma, and overall I really enjoyed it.

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