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Little Did He Know That...

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Wednesday 10 June 2020
Rating:   3

This book has more clumsy foreshadowing than any other book I have read. Every other page has some statement like "at that moment was walking into danger." Perhaps it is the only way that Pip and Jane Baker could think of generating any kind of excitement. This novel proves to me that they were, indeed, the worst writers for "Doctor Who." The fundamental problem, it seems to me, is that they viewed "Doctor Who" as a children's program, and wrote for it at that level, whether it was a script or a novelization. To make it worse, their idea of writing for children is to write down to them; that is, they assume that children are stupid and need constant handholding through the story and that all forms of danger must be contained within some cartoonish foolery to make it less traumatic for children.

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