Book Review: Doctor Who – The American Adventures



Doctor Who: The American Adventures by Justin Richards ★★★☆☆

Published: 2016

Format: eBook/NetGalley

Pages: 192

Genre: Science Fiction

I received a copy of this book from Diamond Book Distributors in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Doctor Who: The American Adventures is a new collection of short stories following the 12th Doctor through various times and places through America.

I’ve read many of the Doctor Who New Series Adventures series, which are suitable for children, while this book is specifically targeted at a younger audience.

Although I liked the general idea of each story, the short format meant that we couldn’t get sucked into the world too much. I would have loved to see some of the stories as a full book, particularly ‘Ghost of New York’ set in 1902 which had such great potential. The lack of character building also meant that the Doctor felt very generic, with nothing to particularly identify him as Peter Capaldi’s version.

Overall it was a fun read, and would be great for kids with each story easily readable in one sitting. While it wasn’t my favourite of the Doctor Who books available, it was still enjoyable.

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