Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation
Title: Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation
Series: The Glamour Chronicles
Author: Gary Russell
Genre: Tv Series – Adventure
Blurb: An original adventure tying in to the ninth season of Doctor Who, the spectacular hit series from BBC Television, featuring the new 12th Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi.
“I’m an archaeologist, but probably not the one you were expecting.”
Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Imagine everyone’s surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, inconveniently blocking Port Jackson and glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrrus “the mobster” Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and an alien assassin called Kik arrive to claim the glowing pyramid. Finally imagine everyone’s dismay when they are followed by a bunch of con artists out to spring their greatest grift yet.
This gang consists of Legs (the sexy comedian), Dog Boy (providing protection and firepower), Shortie (handling logistics), Da Trowel (in charge of excavation and history) and their leader, Doc (busy making sure the universe isn’t destroyed in an explosion that makes the Big Bang look like a damp squib).
And when someone accidentally reawakens The Ancients of the Universe – which, Doc reckons, wasn’t the wisest or best-judged of actions – things get a whole lot more complicated…
Background on my Who-lore in other formats: The only other new-who I’ve read is Stone Rose & one Torchwood audio. I have some knowledge of Charlie though the only real reading I’ve done with her is my favorite Who novel, All-Consuming Fire. [Which that title contains Sherlock Holmes & Watson]
Thoughts off the bat: I had to put it down and read something else after 3 chapters in as I got tired of all the darn info thrown at you. One of the few books I’ve ever read that I had to stop reading it. I seem to recall reading somewhere Gary was going to write this with River Song but Russell asked him not to thus getting Charlie. Gary seems to do 12th very well. Not sure if I want to buy this as I kept on getting bored and had to slog through each chapter. I think if they kept lobbing who information at you in buckets would work better. The story feels background heavy in writing and makes the real story take a backseat. The only story I read with Charlie had her and the doctor as a secondary characters with Sherlock Holmes and Watson being the main ones. May need to re-read All-Consuming Fire again just to bleach my mind.
Read again and others by this author: Questionable on re-read and other titles by him.
Stars: a very generous 3
Similar books in the Who-Verse:
All-Consuming Fire [Contains Charlie, Ace, 7th & Sherlock Holmes & co.
The Forgotten [Great intro to older doctors]
The Dying Days [Charlie is in here]