Doctor Who: The Big Book Of Lists
Release Date: OUT NOW!
251 pages | Paperback Author: Cameron K McEwan Publisher: Race Point Publishing
A toilet book for Who fans. But is it, er, toilet?
The author’s behind website Blogtor Who.
Target novelisation cover artist Andrew Skilleter provides illustrations.
When done right ( as with 1997’ s The Book Of Lists and 2013’ s Who- Ology) books like this are hard work, requiring a ton of research.
This one works when the lists are concise and focused, like one of references to Agatha Christie tales in “The Unicorn And The Wasp”.
But rather a lot – like lists of “10 other scientists” or “11 lovely things about the Eleventh Doctor” ( number one: “It’s Matt Smith!”) – feel pretty minimum- effort.
The writing style might also grate, thanks to the use of phrases like * sniff*, # memories and “Just saying”.