Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris

Struggling to get back to UNIT HQ, his body being destroyed by radiation, the Third Doctor arrives in the most perfect English village, where everyone is happy. But is he really on Earth, or somewhere far more strange? As his body weakens, the Doctor and the Queen of the village begin to unravel the truth.

Time Trips – groundbreaking Doctor Who adventures by some of the most respected writers in the Universe. Short stories that are bigger on the inside…

(Synopsis from Goodreads).

My Thoughts:
For those that have been following my reviews for quite some time, you know that I'm a huge Whovian. I love anything and everything to do with Doctor Who. That includes all of the books that have been written. I especially love the short stories. Recently, I found one that I haven't read, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller. I thoroughly enjoyed the short story.

Joanne Harris must be a big Whovian too because I found myself immersed in the story from beginning to end. She got all of the small details that connect the Doctor Who universe right, such as the subtle nods to Sarah Jane, and other things that happened (trying to be vague because I don't want to spoil it for anyone). While reading the book, I was almost picturing like an episode in my head, which I loved. I know the book was about the Third Doctor, but even though I've watched some of his episodes, I'm not as familiar with him as I am with some of the more recent doctors. I kept picturing Eleven in my head for some reason instead of Three, which isn't a bad thing.

I loved The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller. It brought together everything I loved about Doctor Who. In fact, by this point, I've read most of the Time Trips short stories. I think this might just be one of my favorites. I really hope that Joanne Harris writes more Doctor Who fiction in the future. I will gladly read anything else Doctor Who related that she publishes. 

I give The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller: 4/5.

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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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