Doctor Who Book Review - The Glamour Chase

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The Glamour Chase -
An archaeological dig in 1936 unearths relics of another time… And – as the Doctor and Amy realise – another place. Another planet. But if Enola Porter, noted adventuress, has really found evidence of an alien civilisation, how come she isn’t famous? How come Amy’s never heard of her? Come to that, since she’s been travelling with him for a while now, how come Amy’s never even heard of the Doctor?
As the ancient spaceship reactivates, the Doctor discovers that nothing and no one can be trusted.


1. The Glamour Chase - My Review

‘Why are you here? I mean – who are you, exactly?’ My Review-


   An archaeological dig in 1936 unearths an alien ship, which was discovered by Enola Porter, the second wife of Nathanial Porter.  She had found details of an alien civilization, but none of the Doctor and his team has heard of her. As Amy reveals she thinks the Doctor is from Mars, it becomes clear that people are literal fabrications, someone is replicating them, and the chase for the Glamour has begun…

  The Doctor and Amy are in this story, as well as her fiancé, Rory. Rory is continuously paranoid that Amy favours the Doctor over him. Enola Porter, (who discovers the alien ship) is described as very manly, and very adventurous. The reason none of the Doctor and his team knew her, was because when the Weave ship left Earth, she went with it, to help with repairs. So, in Amy and Rory’s time, she wasn’t famous. Her husband, Nathanial is actually an alien called the Tann, and hides many secrets. Oliver is a traumatised old man, who is scared of Nathanial, as he has encountered the Tann before, when they killed his fiancée Daisy.  The Weave, (More aliens) are wool. They are able to replicate and shift into copies of other humans. It was the Amy impersonated by the Weave who stated the Doctor was from Mars, (He is in fact from Gallifrey).

   The blurb sounded fantastic, but the first chapter of the book was a struggle to read. Each alien had a number, (Like 25463 or 456915) which made the chapter seem longer and more complicated. This was not a good start. The aliens were actually the Tann, although it hadn’t been revealed yet. As I stated earlier, I like Doctor Who stories to be serious, and having one of the aliens described as ‘lime green wool’ was difficult to imagine or take seriously. I thought the ideas were interesting, as the Weave were trying to protect the Glamour from the Tann. The Glamour (I think) is a power/energy source. This was also quite unclear in the plot unfortunately.

   I would give this book a 2 out of 10, as the plot was hard to follow and it wasn’t a very exciting book, and for this reason I would not recommend the book.


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