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Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I'd waited 15 years to get a copy of this book to read. It's probably my all-time favourite Doctor Who TV story, and I'd heard it was even better in written form. Nothing could possibly have lived up to that hype... and unfortunately, it didn't. It's a good book, but it's not the towering achievement of greatness that I'd been hoping for. Aaronovitch seems to have been working to his script rather than the TV show which in places means that some good improvised lines don't make it into the novel. He also seems to have gone out of his way to explain things that didn't look good in the show itself - for example the battle between the 2 Dalek factions (which does come over well, but is over-long) - or over-explained parts of the theme that were better left subtle and understated, such as the 'NO COLOUREDS' sign in the window. I'm glad I read it, but I'd rather watch it from now on. Glad I didn't spend silly money to finally get hold of it.