Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos : 50th Anniversary Edition, Paperback

Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos : 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback

Part of the Doctor Who series

3 out of 5 (6 ratings)

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Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him.

He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony.

But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens - something that is heading for Earth.

It's an ancient force from the "Dark Times". And it is very, very angry. An adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant and his companion Donna.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781849905183

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As many of you know, I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan. One might even call me a Whovian. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC Books has reissued a book for each regeneration of the Doctor (11 books in all). Beautiful Chaos follows the 10th Doctor (played by David Tennant on the show).For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British television show that first aired in 1963. It has been on TV pretty consistently over the last 50 years. Each time they get a new actor to play the main character, The Doctor, he "regenerates" on the show - as an alien he can recreate himself if he about to die. He travels in a Tardis which is a spaceship that looks like a blue police box, but it is bigger on the inside. If you'd like to know more about the show, read this article from Wikipedia (it's actually really well done).Beautiful Chaos follows the Doctor with his companion, Donna - the publisher's description is great about not giving anything away (which I don't know that I could do in my own description):Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens – something that is heading for Earth. It’s an ancient force from the Dark Times. And it is very, very angry…Donna was always one of my favorite companions - she knows how to put the doctor in his place, and she brought a new level of humor to the show. Russell does an amazing job of capturing the relationship between the Doctor and Donna without making it feel forced as some of the other novelizations have done. Wilfred not only has discovered a new star, he has found a new lady-friend. We also learn so much more about Donna's mom and dad; we get a new look into why Sylvia is so hard on Donna when what she's really trying to do is protect her.I love the emotion Russell brings to life through his writing. So much of the show's emotional moments are created by the actors, but Russell was somehow able to capture each gesture and conversation with that inherent Doctor Who meaningfulness. This book really has everything a Whovian could want: a great Doctor and companion, an alien invasion, a deeper meaning, and a rip-roaring adventure through space and time. I have read many of the Doctor Who books over the years, and this one is genuinely one of my favorites. I highly recommend it to all fans.

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I love Doctor Who and was super excited when I found this book at the library. Unfortunately I ended up being completely disappointed in it. It didn’t take me very long to read, but I couldn’t wait to finish it. It was pretty boring. There were a few time it made me smile but other than that I just thought it was okay. If it wasn’t for those few times, I may have actually given it only one star. I never thought I would ever rate a Doctor Who book under three stars.If you are like me and want to read every single Doctor Who book, than give this one a go. If that isn’t something you want to do, you might want to just skip this one.Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Beautiful Chaos and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

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Had a little bit of trouble getting into although I'm prepared to blame that on my ridiculous train ride. Very sad as most Doctor/Donna stories tend to be but I was happy to read more about their adventures and thrilled that this included Wilf.

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Had a little bit of trouble getting into although I'm prepared to blame that on my ridiculous train ride. Very sad as most Doctor/Donna stories tend to be but I was happy to read more about their adventures and thrilled that this included Wilf.

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Had a little bit of trouble getting into although I'm prepared to blame that on my ridiculous train ride. Very sad as most Doctor/Donna stories tend to be but I was happy to read more about their adventures and thrilled that this included Wilf.

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