Friday, May 27, 2016

LIGHTS OUT by Holly Black [Doctor Who]_review

Review: Lights Out

Lights OutLights Out by Holly Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

Review: LIGHTS OUT by Holly Black
[Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #12]

This short story has a bit different approach, so that the Doctor is a primary character, but not the prime protagonist. The first-person narrative is that of an individual raised from birth (quite possibly, pre-birth) in a creche experimental laboratory on a distant planet. Freed by the Doctor, he becomes a miner, then buys and completely renovates a spaceship, hauling coffee beans.

He is unaccountably phobic of darkness [as it turns out, with very good reasons]. Encountering the Doctor, our protagonist is bewildered and terrorized by a sudden spate of bizarre deaths. The twelfth Doctor acts as the foil for the protagonist' s character evolution, and a knock-out ending. 

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