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Big Bang Generation by Gary Russell

Big Bang Generation

Book Info

Title: Big Bang Generation (Doctor Who)
Author: Gary Russell
Published: September 8, 2015
Pages: 240
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publisher’s Website: link
Rating: ★★★

Review

Sometimes we need to be careful what we decide to seek. For Professor Horace Jaanson, who has studied ancient history all of his life, it’s finding the most important artifacts of the past, long lost and hidden. But sometimes those things are lost for a reason. And when Jaanson’s expedition is usurped by an unlikely band of explorers, he might start to regret his search. Things are more complicated than they seem and the leader of this newest group calls on an old friend, The Doctor, to help them sort out the mess–a mess that might actually lead to the end of the universe and all existence. After all, there is a reason the Ancients made their technology difficult to find in the first place…some things should be left alone.

It’s difficult not to enjoy an adventure with The Doctor, though I didn’t really feel like there was as much of his personality in this one as I would have liked. This is partly due to the very large cast of characters, keeping them all sorted, and sometimes trying to figure out how they pop in and out from scene to scene. The character of Bernice Summerfield is also a big personality, often taking charge of conversation but not always the situation. This was my first experience with her, so perhaps I wasn’t really prepared for that, either.

Overall, though, an enjoyable adventure with enough ties to the current incarnation of The Doctor to make it work.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via BloggingForBooks in exchange for an honest review.]