In S London, The Doctor And Rose Find Themselves Caught Up In The Hunt For A Mysterious Murderer But Not Everyone Or Everything Is What They Seem Secrets Lie Behind Locked Doors, And Inhuman Killers Roam The Streets Who Is The Painted Lady And Why Is She So Interested In The Doctor How Can A Cat Return From The Dead Can Anyone Be Trusted To Tell Or Even To Know The Truth With The Faceless Killers Closing In, The Doctor And Rose Must Solve The Mystery Of The Clockwise Man Before London Itself Is Destroyed Read By Nicholas Briggs, The Clockwise Man Features The Doctor And Rose, As Played By Christopher Eccleston And Billie Piper In The Hit Series From BBC Television


8 thoughts on “Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man

  1. stelios stefanatos stelios stefanatos says:

    My teen daughter loved it


  2. Day tripper Day tripper says:

    Son loved this


  3. julian francis brown julian francis brown says:

    excellent


  4. Jason Bidmead Jason Bidmead says:

    Great


  5. D. P. Pegg D. P. Pegg says:

    Great


  6. S. Taylor S. Taylor says:

    For a Doctor Who fan, and a novel fan, Doctor Who The Novel should have been a five star shoo in Unfortunately it was a shoo out and exterminate yourself.The Ninth Doctor wasn t much like Christopher Ecclestone s portrayal Richards captured his detached confidence well, but no other aspect of his personality was apparent his passion, his anger, his dry humour or his swagger Admittedly, it s hard to recreate a character in print already well etched in the reader s mind, but had there never been a TV series, had the reader come to this book tabula rasa, then the hero would be read as a bland, aloof and essentially pointless character who was as much a Time Lord as he was a stick of celery His most recognisable features are were the leather jacket and sonic screwdriver, both of which I could don without setting foot on Gallifrey.Rose was better managed Her feisty boisterousness shone through along with tinges of empathy and compassion making her a much well rounded character She was so strong the story could have survived with her alone The remaining cast, with a few exceptions, were a bland menagerie of boring stock characters and red shirt tokens.The plot itself had the capacity to be a good one There were various layers and in the hands of a better writer could have been enjoyable However Richards unfortunately the Creative Director for the BBC Books Doctor Who Series created all the atmosphere of a tea party in a morgue For a huge chunk of the book, nothing happened Nothing The Doctor faffed about playing chess and chatting, Rose wandered about feeling inquisitive and by the time the action kicked in, I was almost too fed up to care.From the attack on the hotel through to the goldfish bowl prison, things were actually good The action was pacey, the dialogue was snappy, the holder of the upper hand was constantly changing as loyalties were switched, examined and re examined even if the treatment of the cats was a bit violent before their secret was revealed Then the d nouement came And stayed And continued some The whole Big Ben sequence left me wanting to climb those same stairs and throw myself from the top of London s most famous clock to end the misery The climax lasted so unnecessarily long that I would have been quite happy if the Doctor was killed and London vaporised just to reach a conclusion.The book wasn t without any merit Freddie is a brilliant character, and there was a huge and important theme the nature of humanity This was explored with some skill that made its point without overegging it and there were beautifully poignant moments that actually present a challenge to human beings about humanity itself.Nevertheless, the rating this novel is reflective of the sheer effort it took for me to keep picking it up If I had a TARDIS of my own, I d go back a few months and throw this book away before I had the chance to read it.


  7. kk kk says:

    In 1920s London the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer But not everyone or everything is what they seem Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets.Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor How can a cat return from the dead Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyedFeaturing the Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television


  8. Den Den says:

    After watching the new series again from start to finish of the Twelth Doctor, I fancied trying the novelisations I am so happy I have, the quality of writing, the action adventure, the capture of characterisation, all hooked me in this novel.Not quite the page turner I hoped for, but essentially an interesting mystery with plenty to capture the imagination Having scenes in Big Ben certainly helped.