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Doctor Who: Borrowed Time Hardcover – Jun 23 2011

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (June 23 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184990233X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849902335
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Naomi A. Alderman's first novel, Disobedience, was published in 2006 in ten languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstone's 25 Writers for the Future. Her second novel, The Lessons, was published in April 2010. Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City and writes a weekly games column for the Guardian.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Clever and timely Oct. 13 2011
By BS Detector - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read a good many of the Doctor books these past six years, and this is easily one of the best. It's creative, layered, vivid, true-to-form, lively, and timely. This is a great place to start if you've never read one and it's a great next read if you have. In fitting style to the current Moffat Who-niverse, it's chock full of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. And it's got great characterization. I am looking forward to this author's next foray into Doctor territory.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good plot, bad treatment of characters Sept. 4 2011
By Terrie - Published on
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This is the first Dr Who book I've read, I am an avid fan of the new televised series, Season 1 to 6. It is a nice adventure, assuming the characters from the TV show. The book would not stand alone because it is assumed you already know the main characters. I do not want to spoil the is believable in conjunction with the TV series, but I think the author took too much liberty in her interpretation of the characters.
Rory Williams from TV is very intelligent and surprisingly strong. He is so humble and respectful towards women to a point that he will let women put him down but not let it personally affect him. But the author has him bumbling around in an over-sized suit, acting like an idiot and calling for Amy on his cell phone just because he is scared. I also do not believe that Amy Pond from TV would really borrow time to get her hair and nails done, or visit her parents...she has had enough time to do that when she is not "working."
Times up. Aug. 12 2014
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Another great novel. After reading touched by an angel, and way through the woods, and this novel. It made me really see what trouble time travel can cause. Of course Doctor Who is a space and time adventure show, so you must expect to read all about the different ways one can travel through time. Of course you combine time travel with a bank, it then gets very interesting. It really shows the evils of compound interests on certain loans, can be dangerous to your health. It also gives a new meaning on loan sharks to. Another great adventure with the Doctor, Amy, and Rory.
One of the best ones April 27 2014
By How It Is - Published on
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I've read many Eleventh Doctor books. This is one of the best ones. I enjoyed the story so much that I couldn't put it down. The Doctor, Amy, and Rory were almost spot on. There was one big thing I couldn't believe Amy would do, but it wasn't so bad that I couldn't get past it.
quick read. March 28 2014
By takenby05 - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Dr Who Borrowed Time, is a quick read. Many funny parts in this book. I have read other reviews that the characters were true to form but I think they were and loved the story all together.