Doc­tor Who: The Big Book Of Lists

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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”.

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