Doctor Who: The Eyeless

Doctor Who: The Eyeless

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by Lance Parkin
     
 

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In the latest of the bestselling Doctor Who novels, the Doctor battles a mysterious weapon on a barren, war-torn planet - and this time he's all on his own.

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In the latest of the bestselling Doctor Who novels, the Doctor battles a mysterious weapon on a barren, war-torn planet - and this time he's all on his own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846075629
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
12/26/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Lance Parkin has written numerous novels and non fiction books, including several Doctor Who novels. He was a storyline writer on Emmerdale for several years and authored the science fiction comic book series, Miranda.

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Doctor Who - The Eyeless 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Steffox More than 1 year ago
As a Doctor Who fan, I think it's only fair to look at these books with a critical eye and not just shower heaps of praise on them just because the Doctor is in them. Taking that in mind, Doctor Who is better than this. The story has an okay plot going for it, and the weapon and enemies the Doctor has to face are good and original. I liked the concepts behind the weapon a lot, actually. Unfortunately these are not taken to their full potential. There are some commentaries about choice and freedom that are thrust forward as some sort of moral conundrum that could become central to the story, but the argument is dropped and forgotten whenever it is convenient. The characters are inconsistent in their beliefs and the descriptions of the settings are so broad that we really don't get much of a picture of where we are or how we should feel about it (you can SAY the buildings are "beautiful" and "advanced" all you want but it should really be SHOWN in the descriptions) Characterization of the Doctor himself leaves much to be desired, and we learn nothing new about him in the course of this story. Not even a little bit. It doesn't take long to read it and it's not so awful as to cause your eyes to melt out of your skull, but I wouldn't go for this one unless I'd already read the better novels in this series. It kindof feels like a rough draft that could have been better, or a fanfiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and well written without a companion as a foil. The functioning of the weapon and why the eyeless needed human eyes was not well explored, but still an enjoyable rread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is engrossing, unusual, and steady, and most importantly I thought the Doctor's characterization was spot-on. The supporting cast of characters didn't feel like cookie cutter stereotypes, either. I love that the Doctor is companionless throughout, which allows us to see things from his point of view more often on the one hand and keeps us in suspense on the other (since he's not constantly explaining what he's up to). The "monsters" so to speak are very creepy and mysterious for most of the book. My only complaint would be that the ending seemed a little rushed, but maybe that was because I was reading it so fast!
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They don't have eyes