Monday, 12 August 2013

Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present by Miles Booy

"You can, if  you're so inclined, follow Doctor Who's  same journey back to the centre of national culture not through public events but through academic criticism."

I am a sucker for all things whovian and was enthusiastic at the prospect of delving into this treatise with the catchy name. For a speed reader like myself this particular work took what seemed like an age to finish. Perhaps there was a hole in the space time continuum? Perhaps I needed a longer coloured scarf? More likely, this book read like an exhaustive university essay, dull and colourless and completely unlike the addictive program it discusses.
The book seems to take a comprehensive view of the impact that fanzines and the like had on the development and re-birth of the show, and interesting concept but lacking something in delivery. Despite the funky Warhol like cover, this book put me to sleep on a number of occasions.
2 out of 5 "I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!"

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