Last year I started reading some of the Doctor Who books and so far, I've to admit, it's been a very nice surprise. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Time Traveller was a nice, but short story featuring the Third Doctor (I've never seen anything for the original series, so I didn't know this particular Doctor).
When the Doctor is dying from radiation poisoning the TARDIS takes him somewhere strange. Seemingly a perfect British village, it's not long before the Doctor notices there's more to it.
I really enjoyed it. The writing was very nice and I liked the story as well. I can't comment on how well the Third Doctor was captured in this story, but at least it felt like reading Doctor Who. Before I'd only read Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris, which disappointed me at the time. However, after reading The Loneliness of the Long Distance Time Traveller (love that title), I might just pick up another one of her books!
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Other Doctor Who novels I've read and reviewed:
* 12th Doctor:
* 11th Doctor:
Touched by an Angel (Weeping Angels)
* War Doctor:
The Engines of War ("Ex-ter-mi-nate!")