Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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March Books 31) Deep Blue, by Mark Morris

I've just started re-watching the Fifth Doctor's stories, so it was interesting timing to read a Fifth Doctor novel featuring Tegan and Turlough, but also bringing in UNIT in the interval between The Green Death and Invasion of the Dinosaurs, giving pride of place to Tegan and Mike Yates - not the most obvious of pairings, but in the context where both have recently survived mind control, they are well placed to comprehend an Invasion of the Body Snatchers scenario in an English seaside resort in the early 1970s where Turlough, the Brigadier and Benton don't cope quite so well. Morris does horror pastiche well, and I think my biggest quibble is that the Doctor's solution to the invasion is a bit glib; still, it would probably have worked (indeed did work once or twice) on TV Who stories. A decent end to my month's reading.
Tags: bookblog 2011, doctor who, doctor who: 05, writer: mark morris
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