Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse

Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse

by A. L. Kennedy

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Overview

From award-winning author A.L. Kennedy, an original Doctor Who novel featuring the beloved Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker.

“I shall make you the jewel at the heart of the universe.”
 
Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers’ Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch--owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word.
 
Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers’ Junior Receptionist Bryony, he’ll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.
 
Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground and it’s starting to wake up…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553419450
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A.L. KENNEDY has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards – including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.

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Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
VillaSyl More than 1 year ago
Doctor Who the Drosten’s Curse by A. L. Kennedy
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Doctor Who The Drosten's Curse by A.L. Kennedy is the newest novel based on the well known Doctor Who series. Fans of the series will love this newest book. A.L. Kennedy's writing style qualifies as literary fiction delving deeply into a well developed plot and three dimensional characters. The intensity of this writing is more than what a reader might expect from a serial book based on a popular television program. "The Doctor was used to all the weird surprises, odd transmat beams and, for that matter, harsh treatment that a universe- one that didn't wish to be rude, but one did have to mention- a universe filled with some highly unpleasant characters could serve up." (Kennedy, 2015 p. 158) Doctor Who is a popular TV series originally produced in 1963 and has since earned a place in pop culture. Who hasn't heard of the infamous traveling "Tardis"? Anyone familiar with popular media would recognize the "Public call box" as it travels in space. TThe different books in this series are written by different authors- each with their own unique style and twist. The fast paced narrative jumps grabs the reader at the first paragraph. His action packed dialogue will keep the attention of all readers as well as his in-depth probing of the individual characters and their thoughts will keep the reader glued to the page for this new adventure. There is satire and humor woven through- as well as plot twists that fans have grown to love. Fans of the popular TV series will enjoy the common themes of the television show, within this book. Readers who enjoy mystery and science fiction fans alike, will also enjoy this book. There is enough authentic graphic scientific description to hold the attention of true Sci fi fans. The authentic historic elements of traveling back into time will be appreciated by history enthusiasts. The story is eccentric and combines a number of unusual happenings and events. There are a number of allusions and references that might be missed if the reader isn't paying careful attention. There is some deciphering involved- and a learning curve if you are not familiar with the series. But even unfamiliar readers will enjoy this book. If you need a break from the everyday commonplace world of fiction- this is a great choice. This is a well rounded story with a variety of elements. While the TV series is equally enjoyed by adults as well as teens and children alike, this novel an appropriate book choice for teens as well as adults. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Broadway books an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, for the purpose of writing this review.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
This was my first time ever reading a Doctor Who novel and this book did not disappoint. I'd braced myself for a difficult read, full of techy explanations and UK references and such. Well, my jargon must be on point and as for my tech-skills... meh. Regardless, this was a brilliant and uncomplicated read. The short story (The Death Pit) turned novel took place on the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel. Something vicious lurked about the grounds, swallowing golfers, creating telepathic fields (breaking up marriages through mind reading) and the loss of memory and information, practically people daft. The Doctor and his two companions, Putta Pattershaun 5, a fearful alien and wanna-be bounty hunter and Bryony Mailer, a bored stuck-in-limbo Junior Day Receptionist, set out to solve the monstrous mystery. Their foe, a complex creature who's been around long since the beginning of our sense of time, is serpentine and ghastly and bewildering, the Doctor actually admits to being afraid. That's a major deal. The quirkiness and comedy of this 70's setting keeps you turning page after page. It's fun, funny and oddly written- befitting of a Doctor Who story. You'll enjoy this book; go out and grab yourself a copy of Doctor Who's The Drosten's Curse. http://tinyurl.com/otggtjc
valesbookshelf More than 1 year ago
The cover was the absolute best part for me XD The book itself was well written Full review below: http://valesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2015/07/review-doctor-who-drostens-curse-by-al.html