[PDF] Download ã Untitled Fourth Doctor Who Novel | by ò A.L. Kennedy

By A.L. Kennedy | Comments: ( 704 ) | Date: ( Mar 30, 2020 )

Isn t life terrible Isn t it all going to end in tears Won t it be good to just give up and let something else run my mind, my life Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of theIsn t life terrible Isn t it all going to end in tears Won t it be good to just give up and let something else run my mind, my life Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word.Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd With the help of Fetch Brothers Junior Receptionist Bryony, he ll get to the bottom of things Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground and it s starting to wake up


  • Title: Untitled Fourth Doctor Who Novel
  • Author: A.L. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780553419450
  • Page: 378
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

A.L. Kennedy

Alison Louise Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non fiction She is known for a characteristically dark tone, a blending of realism and fantasy, and for her serious approach to her work She occasionally contributes columns and reviews to UK and European newspapers including the fictional diary of her pet parrot named Charlie.



Comments Untitled Fourth Doctor Who Novel

  • Edward Lorn

    Review by Autumn (aka my daughter):Doctor Who:The Drosten’s CurseRecently my dad received a book that I thought looked very interesting, he and I love to watch Dr. Who and I thought it would be cool to read it. One of my favorite characters was Bryony Mailer, she is a strong woman and is very smart. Bryony is short, skinny, and works at a hotel, but she is a smart and independent woman. Next we have the twins, Xavier and Honor. They are very sympathetic and they care very much for their grandm [...]


  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    melissa413readsalotI very much enjoyed this book, but it is Doctor Who so what do you expect. I'm going to add some MILD SPOILERS. As you can read in the blurb, there is something strange going on in Arbroath. There are golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Gold Spa Hotel. What is doing this? Is it some evil creature? Old Mrs. Fetch owns the hotel and she has a couple of twin grandchildren that are as strange as she isuld it have something to do with her? Arriving on [...]


  • The Owlery (Elizabeth)

    Watching the TV show is much more enjoyable!! Also the setting is a golf course. . . I am probably one of the few people who actually really like Doctor Who and Golf. . . my dad was in the Amature PGA Tour and I grew up around it all my life and the all the golf stuff was really boring!!


  • ~Geektastic~

    Arbroath, Scotland. Earth. 1978. The Doctor, in his inimitable Fourth incarnation, lands in the middle of a mystery (doesn’t he always?) involving deadly golf bunkers, mind reading, unfortunate spa incidents, alien bounty hunters, octopodes, creepy children, and a creature of mythological dimensions. He is joined by two companions, the clever human Bryony and the inept but likeable Putta.Despite identifying myself as a Whovian, my experience with the Classic Series has been spotty at best. Whi [...]


  • David

    An excellent 4th Doctor, Tom Baker, adventure set in 1970's Scotland with new companions. Very well done, with Lovecraftian overtones. I'm generally leery of literary authors attempting SF but Kennedy proves she has imagination aplenty. I'd like to see more genre fiction from her.Would also love to see more 4th Doctor novels by Ms. Kennedy, perhaps one that teams him up with Jamie McCrimmon in Scotland's past.


  • Jaina

    This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.This is the first book I've DNF'd in a very long time, and I'm heartbroken to do so. I came into The Drosten's Curse with an open mind, ready and willing to fall in love with this new medium of Doctor Who (having previously only watched the actual TV show). Unfortunately, I just couldn't do it. I stopped reading at page 150, and then skipped to the end to read the last few chapters - the writing style careened between "fan-fiction" and "Ag [...]


  • Marjolein

    Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes Perfectly timed with the new season of Doctor Who, I read this new novel featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker. Having never seen any of the original episodes I'm always curious to read about new Doctors, especially since the Fourth Doctor might be the most famous of all.It 1978, Scotland, and something weird is going on in the Fetch Brothers’ Golf Spa Hotel where golfers are being dragged down bunkers never to be seen again. The Doctor [...]


  • John Wilson

    This wasn't good at all.At one point early in the book a young man starts to ramble as he explains something to the Doctor and the Doctor sternly cuts him off and tells him to get to the point. I thought that was a subconsciously meta moment for the story, because this story rambled.Oh did this story ramble.It ramble ramble rambled. And it was self consciously zany. The prose was all "Hey, GUYS! I am zany and quirky. SO QUIRKY! (and octopodes!)"I wanted to throw this book against the wall.well I [...]


  • Rose

    "[Mangold] hadn't intended to provide a diversion, but as it seemed that he was and that he would be dead soon in a repulsive way, he decided to abandon his usual self-interest and do his best. This surprised him because it was hugely out of character and because it meant for an instant he could clearly hear the Doctor thinking well done at him."* * * * * It's not often I get to rate a tie-in novel five stars and mean it. Most tie-ins -- and I say this with affection, and as someone who reads a [...]


  • Yzabel Ginsberg

    [I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.]I was supposed to read this one for a RL book club, and it wasn't available at any of the local libraries, but then I saw it on Edelweiss, and got approved. So here we go.Unfortunately for this poor book, I didn't like it: while it did deal with interesting and challenging themes, the plot was much too muddled, regularly losing itself in ramblings that didn't really contribute to developing the characters, and m [...]


  • Peter Dunn

    Well the author is Scottish and it’s set in Scotland so one might then expect a great deal of general Scottishness - but that is not really what we get here. Instead the setting is imbued with a great deal of golf, but in way that you will particularly enjoy if you really hate golf (which I do so that’s at least one star added to this review).The story also drips with details from the Seventies, from Spangles to David Cassidy. This no doubt comes from the authour’s own seventies childhood [...]


  • James Gent

    Started strong, but just sort of meandered for ages, showing its roots as a short story stretched to novel length. But it is full of delightfully Douglas Adams-y touches, and you can easily visualise it as a late 70s BBC episode.


  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityTomorrow, Saturday August 15, has been declared Doctor Who Comics Day by Titan Comics, who, of course, publish Doctor Who Comics.While I didn’t have a Doctor Who graphic novel in my TBR pile, it did seem like a golden opportunity to review a Doctor Who book. I’d been staring at the eARC of Doctor Who: The Drosten’s Curse, for a few days, so this gave me an excuse to get it.Why was I staring at it? Because this is a Fourth Doctor story. As the saying g [...]


  • proxyfish

    Reviewed on my blog - Books by Proxy I received this book from Blogging for Books in return for an honest review.3 Stars I had never read a Doctor Who novel before, nor had I wanted to – not a great start I admit. Despite having something of a love for the subject, I couldn’t quite imagine the books being any good, and being thoroughly disappointed by something you love isn’t always the best way to pursue a relationship. However, my expectations firmly set at zero, I reasoned that it could [...]


  • L.A. Kelley

    The Drosten’s Curse is one of a series of books written about the Doctor Who British television series. The Doctor has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the pond for a long time. For those who don’t know, the show revolves around the adventures of a Time Lord only referred to as The Doctor. He travels the universe in his space ship/time machine called the Tardis that looks like an old fashioned police call box. He tends to like company and picks up plucky female human platonic com [...]


  • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws

    It is really painful for a bookworm like me to admit it, but this was my first experience of Doctor Who! I have not read a Doctor Who Novel before and neither have I watched a single episode of the series. Okay, now that the band-aid is off, I also have to admit that my first experience wasn’t that good either. Perhaps I chose the wrong book for my first experience or perhaps this book was not as good as the others… I absolutely have no idea what is the problem here exactly. But yeah, the ex [...]


  • Julia

    I received a free copy from NetGalleyI am a big Doctor Who fan. Mostly through the television series, but I have also read a few of the books. I felt the author really captured the essence of the Doctor in this one. I felt as if it could have been an episode of the series. This book features the Fourth Doctor, who may not be as familiar to fans who recently became aware of the series. But in many ways, the Doctor is always the Doctor, no matter what body he inhabits.I really enjoyed the heroine [...]


  • Anton

    This is more like 3.5, but I always round up with Doctor Who books. Kennedy does an exceptional job of capturing the funny, bonkers, sly-like-a-fox Fourth Doctor of the Douglas Adams era (i.e City of Death). The problem is, her story is set earlier in Tom Baker's run (in the gap between The Deadly Assassin and The Face of Evil) when his Doctor was more serious and the comedy was less prevalent. This kept it from feeling like a perfect Past Doctor story for me. Also, I always struggle with Who bo [...]


  • Nicholas Whyte

    nwhytevejournal/2506540mlThis is an expansion of Kennedy's short 2014 ebook The Death Pit, featuring the Fourth Doctor immediately after The Deadly Assassin, investigating horrible deaths and strange goings on at a Scottish golf course. It includes all of the good stuff from the earlier version and quite a lot more incidental detail. Not much more to say than that it is very entertaining and catches the mid-Fourth Doctor era well, with perhaps a few nods to how the world has changed since the mi [...]


  • Daniel Kukwa

    There are times when I think A. L. Kennedy pushes the eccentricity factor to breaking point. This includes the 4th Doctorwho occasionally dives into the lunacy of season 17, as opposed to maintaining the more restrained lunacy of season 16. Those issues aside, this is a lovely, witty, exciting, and very English adventure that actually makes superb use of extremely short chapters. The bite-sized chunks help to make this story fly like the wind, and the end result is the feeling that the reader ha [...]


  • evi

    This was everything I wanted in a Doctor Who book and more, and I haven't even seen any of Classic Who (this book centers on the Fourth Doctor)! It was quirky and funny and just amazing, and it was really interesting to see how the Doctor never really changes.


  • Charles Frierman

    I thought this was an okay Doctor Who novel. It started off very funny and quirky and reminded me for a brief moment like hitchhiker's or Red Dwarf, but then it kind of bogged itself down in both verbage and plot. The climax felt a little flat for me and I drifted between liking the characters and almost not caring what happened to them. The one arrogant golfer early on seemed like he could have been a good villain, but the creature killed him almost immediately and even though he had been devel [...]


  • Steve Bishop

    The chirpy, post Douglas Adams tone of some of the narrative jars slightly at times with the choice of time period (1978) and subsequent choice of Doctor (Tom Baker), though he is wonderfully evoked. The story is excellent, though it does feel more like a contemporary Doctor Who tale transplanted back, not entirely comfortably, into this phase of the Doctor's evolution as a character. I enjoyed the Bah-Sokhar monster which is beautifully described, deploys a number of features of previous monste [...]


  • Susan Leonard

    Strictly for DR WHO fans (which I am)At a English Country Hotel and Spa, people are disappearing. A golfer in a bunker starts to get eaten by the sandI did quite enjoy the beginning of this book. The last few chapters wrapping up the story were also good, but I found a large chunk of the book very tedious. I would have liked more about the history of the Drosten, which only came into the story at the end. Its supposedly set in 1978 but apart from the physical description of the Doctor (Tom Baker [...]


  • Janelle

    This has all the right ingredients for a great Doctor Who read. The 4th Doctor, who's always fun, good voicing and continuity with the original series, interesting and relatable characters, and a threatening yet intriguing monster. The style of writing was good, though a bit different as it was presented in scenes, rather than chapters. A little like television I guess. It sounds clunky, but it actually worked and gave the book a different sense of pace. Overall this was an amusing read, with gr [...]


  • Bryan Mitchell

    Great to see a new Tom Baker story with an interesting monster and some neat ideas. Gets bogged down due to the same psychological and cosmic horror elements at play. Those who are more fond of Lovecraft and the Hinchcliffe era will get a lot more out of this.


  • Sleepless Sam

    For anyone who loves classic Doctor Who, this is a must-read! My most vivid memory of the book was scanning the pages and realizing that Tom Baker was saying the lines in my head. *SQUEAL* Yeah, might have fangirled a little. Seriously, though: read it!


  • Erin Ryan

    I love how this book brings back some old, familiar character and also introduces some new, exciting ones.


  • Thistledown

    A bit baggy and repetitive, but this book beautifully captures my Doctor.


  • Rose Elliott

    A good story, but just a tad too long.


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