Dying Days

Title: The Dying Days
Author: Lance Parkin
Genre: SF, Tie-In
Series: Doctor Who New Adventures
Copyright: 1997
Ranking: ?Unranked
Binding: paperback
LibraryThing: Title:Dying Days WorkId 391363
Type: Owned
Read: 1997

The first of the New Adventures to feature the 8th Doctor instead of the seventh; the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one.

And ushered in by another on of the NA authors that I admire.

Whee! This one was more slow-moving than the others I had read in my recent Who-thon. It was also more straightforward. I was tempted to complain that there wasn't enough of the Doctor and too much of Benny (if one could really have too much of a well-written Benny), that I didn't get to see the 8th Doctor shine in his own unique Doctorish way, but I was wrong. It just took a while, that's all. I kept on looking at the cover to remind myself of him. I'm looking forward to the BBCNA's simply because I want more 8th Doctor. But don't let me give you the impression that the Doctor and Benny are the only decent characters there. The Brigadier's there as well, and gets in his own thoughtful moments. Plus other supporting decent characters; particularly the little bits with Doug and Oswald. (grin) I have a suspicion that there are some in-jokes there that I missed. Oh well, didn't stop me from enjoying it. Particularly the end.

Sid & Nancy scale: roast beef