|Reviews for The Evil of the Daleks
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|Trevor Smith, Nottingham, United Kingdom
|Wednesday 1 August 2007
A great telling of a story sadly lost (apart from one episode).
|The End... The Final end... for Target
|JG, Gallifrey, United Kingdom
|Thursday 26 August 2010
The Target Books Series goes out with a bang, 'The Evil of the Daleks', the characters, the scenes, the Dalek Emperor, Great book, great ending.
P.S. Yes I know there is another book after this, but this is the last novelised TV story.
|A cracking read but too samey
|Huw Davies, Taunton, United Kingdom
|Thursday 5 January 2012
I have never seen or listened to 'The Evil of the Daleks' but now I would certainly like to after reading this! Peel's prose can seem a bic formulaic and samey at times but he certainly knows how to draw a reader in and keep them hooked. Action sequences, which can end up as unitelligible in print, are portrayed concisely which keeps the story going. That's not to say this is too tightly written - indeed this is a big book and Peel lets the plot and characters develop in their own time.
The story itself, conceived by David Whitaker, is an extremely good one, and Peel doesn't tamper with it, while embellishing it where he can. This is an entirely enjoyable read but if you're looking for a cutting-edge, out-there writing style you aren't going to find it here - and thats the only reason 'The Evil of the Daleks' doesn't make a perfect 10 for me.