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Dark, mature and scary!

By:Joe Ford, Eastbourne
Date:Wednesday 28 July 2004
Rating:   10

An astonishingly good read from Martin Day, continuing the excellent run of EDAs this year. The prose was gripping, the plot bubbling with tension and emotion and the characterisation sharp as a knife. I loved how we never saw a single scene from the Doctors POV, looking at him, Trix and Fitz from the POV of outsiders proves very rewarding and captures the magic of the character in a way we haven't seen for a while. Some of the scenes were violently brutal and the overall tone of the piece is very adult, I apriciated that very much after the last two fluffier books. I read this in two long sittings, unable to put it down...

Made Mighty by Madness...

By:John Ellison, Atlanta, USA
Date:Friday 31 December 2004
Rating:   10


I hate when the Doctor and his companions are reduced to secondary characters within a Who novel. I hate it even more when the Doctor and his companions don't appear until late into the novel.

Yet, Martin Day has managed to craft what is one of my favorite Who novels in several years. Everything just seems to work! The novel is very mature and manages to portray a sense of Lovecraftian horror while staying true to the Who take on the universe.

It brings to mind the Virgin title, "White Darkness" and the 4th Doctor classic, "Horror of Fang Rock". If you like your horror to involve things best left unseen, then curl up and enjoy "The Sleep of Reason".

Not Your Ordinary Everyday Adventure

By:bruce klopfstein, Superior, WI, USA
Date:Sunday 6 March 2005
Rating:   9

I really enjoyed this story. Even though more of the story did not include the Doctor or his companions then did. It still was above par. For most of the story I was wondering how are they going to turn this into a true Doctor Who story?
How are they going to explain him being involved at a psychatric rehab facility in England? But I was impressed with the way it was done. The characters were well thought out and well developed. I will really miss the true main character of the story, Laska. She would make a great companion. Truely better then some the Doctor has had in the past.
The story had an almost Sherloc Holmes feeling to it. It has been one of the few so far that I kept wanting to read one more page to see what would happen next. It is also the first Doctor Who story I have read that the full potenial of the story was achieved. I was left with wanting nothing more then the story to continue. Definatly a story I will read agian and again.

Cut it Short!

By:Jerry Lewandowski, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Date:Wednesday 9 March 2005
Rating:   4

I was very disillusioned by all the hype this book received. The first 200 pages were truthfully a total bore and the story really didn't become outstanding until the last 60 pages or so. Personally speaking, I would have rather enjoyed seeing this story as a novella instead of a full-length feature novel.

Very good, but 1 or 2 points

By:The Voter from Vortos, Vortos, Nebula Galaxy
Date:Sunday 10 April 2005
Rating:   7

I found this book very good. Very creepy, very modern, well paced. The only thing was that it hardly had the Doctor and had a few scenes not for anyone young.

For anyone who likes Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes (espicially the Hounds of the Baskervilles!)

Nearly Doctor-less

By:the Traveller, JD Towers
Date:Sunday 28 May 2006
Rating:   7

The well-written supporting characters make up for the absence of the Doctor and his companions. But the ending seems a bit rushed and the aliens are introduced to late into the story, so we don't really learn much about them.

The looney bin

By:Hatman, no-one knows
Date:Tuesday 6 June 2006
Rating:   5

eyebrow exersise. the plot is vaguely intriguing, but the attempts to be mature were pathetic. the end made no sense. not very good.

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