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Oeeeeeeeeeeh I just love Doctor Who so much Even the books are great I m not a fan of Martha as companion, but the store only had Doctor Who books with Martha as companion and I really wanted to try one And how right was I It was awesome, from start to end I really read this in the Doctor voice The way this was written is exactly as he talks And he talks great If you love Doctor Who you should definitly read these books Now if you could excuse me, I m off to buy the other Doctor Who bo Oeeeeeeeeeeh I just love Doctor Who so much Even the books are great I m not a fan of Martha as companion, but the store only had Doctor Who books with Martha as companion and I really wanted to try one And how right was I It was awesome, from start to end I really read this in the Doctor voice The way this was written is exactly as he talks And he talks great If you love Doctor Who you should definitly read these books Now if you could excuse me, I m off to buy the other Doctor Who books This book really brought out the Doctor for me It had his personality pretty spot on and made me smile while reading it It also reeeeeally makes me want a Dodo it was adorable It had a lot of cute moments and I can never turn down dinosaurs being brought back to life I think the basic premise of this book, in which the Doctor and Martha visit the Museum of the Last Ones, is quite cool the book in general, however, is rather blah Not terrible, but it reminds me why I don t usually bother with tie in novels and why, if I need some extra show kick, fanfic is infinitely preferable they completely lack the ability to change the status quo I think it s the rare tie in novel in which you ll encounter a gasp moment a moment where the established paradigm shi I think the basic premise of this book, in which the Doctor and Martha visit the Museum of the Last Ones, is quite cool the book in general, however, is rather blah Not terrible, but it reminds me why I don t usually bother with tie in novels and why, if I need some extra show kick, fanfic is infinitely preferable they completely lack the ability to change the status quo I think it s the rare tie in novel in which you ll encounter a gasp moment a moment where the established paradigm shifts, or a character grows and changes Those moments are one of the major reasons I enjoy serialized entertainment as much as I do That and the pretty pretty boys Without them, you re not left with much And unlike in fic, in tie in novels, you don t even have the expectation of sexxors to spur you on.Sorry, this has turned into MY THOUGHTS ON TIE IN NOVELS Back to this particular tie in weaknesses included not particularly interesting OCs, no real Doctor Martha relationship development purely platonically, understand , and some headdesky moments whenever Rayner shifts into Martha first person POV, as opposed to the alternating generic third I just don t believe it sounds like that in Martha s brain very scattered and fluttery No Martha s a doctor, I want to see her think like a doctor Also, I really doubt she d see a black man driving a fire truck and think, There s a black man driving a fire truck I could be totally off base, of course, but I think Rayner needs a Characters of Color POV lesson from Neil Gaiman or even better, any writer of color but see Anansi Boys if you don t know what I mean.I liked all the stuff about the extinct animals, mostly because I like weird facts about things like extinct animals For that, I d probably be better off reading Gerald Durrell, though.HOWEVER, these thoughts are based on my impressions from when I actually read this book, several months ago Since then, I ve sat through the Doctor Who S4 premiere In comparison, this novel seems AWESOME Way to lower my standards, Rusty The first book of my 2008 book log note the shift in icons to designate these posts is another Doctor Who novel The Last Dodo, by Jacqueline Rayner I d previously read and enjoyed her The Stone Rose, so I wanted to give her another shot This one s a Ten Martha but I have to halfway wonder whether Rayner just has a preference for Ten Rose, or perhaps just a better grasp of Rose, because she didn t seem to get Martha quite right at all for me.Which is a shame, because there s a big chunk of The first book of my 2008 book log note the shift in icons to designate these posts is another Doctor Who novel The Last Dodo, by Jacqueline Rayner I d previously read and enjoyed her The Stone Rose, so I wanted to give her another shot This one s a Ten Martha but I have to halfway wonder whether Rayner just has a preference for Ten Rose, or perhaps just a better grasp of Rose, because she didn t seem to get Martha quite right at all for me.Which is a shame, because there s a big chunk of this book that s from Martha s point of view, so there was plenty of opportunity to delve into her as a character Thing is, much of Martha s sections were actually in first person and Rayner gives her a voice that comes across as a bit too ditzy and teenager y for the young woman we see on the show, especially given that Martha s supposed to be a medical student after all And this is related to the book s other major issue it really needed another edit pass or two The Martha sections alternated between first and third person for no apparent reason, and to have a first person Martha section immediately followed by a third person was quite jarring So was the one occurrence I found where two short paragraphs were repeated one right after the other on a page.This is not to say it wasn t a fun read, though The concept was pretty basic SF F has certainly seen the concept of a mad collector trying to get the last one of every extinct species into a zoo before This time around, the collector in question trying to corner the last Time Lord certainly has some potential for interest though this wasn t explored nearly as deeply as I d hoped Still, the Doctor reacting to and sympathizing with all the trapped creatures rings true for him as a character, and even if Rayner s grasp on Martha is kind of shaky, she s good and solid on the Doctor Two and a half stars I didn t like that it switched from Martha s first person narrative to third person Also, I didn t feel Martha s voice was quite right. This was a mixed bag for me I m a big Dr Who fan obviously, why else would I read this , so I ve read the novels about him, Torchwood, and would read Sarah Jane if I knew of any I ve found the books to be hit or miss, and this had some of both.The basic idea is that, after a mild disagreement about zoos, the Doctor tries to take Martha to see a dodo They end up at the Museum of the Last Ones, a place dedicated to preserving the last member of any species The Doctor isn t pleased with the This was a mixed bag for me I m a big Dr Who fan obviously, why else would I read this , so I ve read the novels about him, Torchwood, and would read Sarah Jane if I knew of any I ve found the books to be hit or miss, and this had some of both.The basic idea is that, after a mild disagreement about zoos, the Doctor tries to take Martha to see a dodo They end up at the Museum of the Last Ones, a place dedicated to preserving the last member of any species The Doctor isn t pleased with the place to start with, and less so thethey learn Then it doesn t help matters any when they realize his status There are a lot of surprises and twists along the way The writer nailed the Doctor as played by David Tenant He was dead on perfect and I could see him doing the things in the book There was a brief, temporary companion who was really well written and had a few entertaining moments The villain made sense, and had a rationale for what they were doing Martha didn t feel quite right to me, I m not sure why And, as happens even on the show sometimes, the sonic screwdriver got a bit deus ex machina.It s a decent read that should be fine for Dr Who fans, especially of the Tenth Doctor .FREE BOOK ♢ Doctor Who: The Last Dodo ♌ The Doctor and Martha go in search of a real live dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones There, in the Earth section, they discover every extinct creature up to the present day, all still alive and in suspended animationPreservation is the museum s only job collection the last of every endangered species from all over the universe But exhibits are going missingCan the Doctor solve the mystery before the museum s curator adds the last of the Time Lords to her collection The Doctor and Martha race against time to stop their own extinction the latest in the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels I had pretty much given up on the new series books Aside from the fact they are generally written for younger readers, they re also generally pretty bad Hence, I just quit bothering I can thank Drunk Chris for this one.Drunk Chris likes to get online and look for deals on Doctor Who books to surprise Sober Chris with Sober Chris will come home from work and there will be a package containing a book or two Usually it s a book Sober Chris wouldn t mind having but none the less he goes running I had pretty much given up on the new series books Aside from the fact they are generally written for younger readers, they re also generally pretty bad Hence, I just quit bothering I can thank Drunk Chris for this one.Drunk Chris likes to get online and look for deals on Doctor Who books to surprise Sober Chris with Sober Chris will come home from work and there will be a package containing a book or two Usually it s a book Sober Chris wouldn t mind having but none the less he goes running to the computer to figure out how much the idiot paid for it It s almost always a good, or at least acceptable, price Thankfully The down shot is, sometimes you get a Wtf was he thinking gift This was one of those After a little back tracking, I discovered that Drunk Chris picked this up for 3.50 with free shipping It s in great shape and hardback Not a bad score However, as I said above, I am not a fan of the new series books and if you ve read some of my other reviews, you know I am definitely not a big fan of Jacqueline Rayner As best I can figure, since this one didn t have an actual picture of the book on the listing it was purchased from, Drunk Chris probably mistook it for an 8th Doctor novel or something along those lines But, as I have the damn thing anyway and it takes all of about 3 hours to read one of these, I figure, what the hell, I ll give it a try.Well, sadly, this has not made me change my mind about the new series books or Rayner I will admit though, it is not as terrible as I thought it would be It actually had a very interesting and fairly well constructed, if extremely implausible, story It also had a very nice though somewhat simplistic message about conservation to it As it s a young adult book, I can overlook the simplistic nature of it Not bad on those counts However, on the characters, it really blows it The baddie is extremely clich Martha, despite being a trained doctor, apparently gabbles like a sugared up ten year old and can t handle anythingcomplicated than a DVD player or a toaster Rayner also has a tendency to amplify theannoying habits of the 10th Doctor Specifically the hyper activity and the high speed technobabble In small doses it can be endearing but in Rayner s novels they seem to be the bulk of his character excepting the momentary flashes of maudlin when someone reminds him he s The Last of the Time Lords for the 8000th time.There was also a quaint little line very early on when the author refers to the Earther s weapons as their space guns No No Don t do that.So, yeah It s not good, but it s not terrible either Especially if you don t want to engage your brain Rayner understands Martha so completely Going back and forth between first and third person can be a mess, yet Rayner nails it by always bringing it back to Martha s perspective as a doctor and a woman of color She even seems to preemptively telegraph what fanboys now complain about online about not being the center of stories with the character of Frank So many quotable moments caused me to stop and make animated gifs Great thoughts on not hating whole groups but individual actions, thought Rayner understands Martha so completely Going back and forth between first and third person can be a mess, yet Rayner nails it by always bringing it back to Martha s perspective as a doctor and a woman of color She even seems to preemptively telegraph what fanboys now complain about online about not being the center of stories with the character of Frank So many quotable moments caused me to stop and make animated gifs Great thoughts on not hating whole groups but individual actions, thoughts on genocide, the Doctor s righteous anger and so much else Plus, about halfway through the book helped me figure out my own complicated feelings about zoos and society I immediately wanted my daughter to read this book I just want everyone who loves the Tenth Doctor or Martha to read this book I wish an episode had been made of this book, it s so brilliant This is the weakest Doctor Who I ve read to date The idea for the story was okay but the execution was badly done 3 narrator, 2 in the first person, one is Martha and the other the dodo and a third external narrator The point of view blinks from one to the other It s tedious and somewhat amateurish This is not the first Who book for this writer but she completely missed the boat in this one So the plot, there s this museum of the Last Ones where the last specimens of a specie is kept in st This is the weakest Doctor Who I ve read to date The idea for the story was okay but the execution was badly done 3 narrator, 2 in the first person, one is Martha and the other the dodo and a third external narrator The point of view blinks from one to the other It s tedious and somewhat amateurish This is not the first Who book for this writer but she completely missed the boat in this one So the plot, there s this museum of the Last Ones where the last specimens of a specie is kept in stasis for eternity Of course, the curator wants to put the Doctor as the Last Time Lord in her collection It could have been a good story but too much short cuts, out of character actions from the Doctor and Martha and paper thin support characters sank this story