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10 August 2012 @ 10:05 pm
I am not ashamed of my love for these tie-in novels.  

"Yes, I saw Rose too," was all the Doctor would say. He strode through the walkways of the estate with a look in his dark eyes that said do not mess. Mickey could hardly keep up with him.

"We've got to go to her," said Keisha.

"She's right. Rose needs us," said Mickey. "Now. We can't muck about."

The Doctor didn't break his step, didn't turn. "Shut up," he said.

"But she's in danger, like Jay!" Keisha insisted. "We have to get to her before the feast--"

"Shut up, shut up, shut up!" The Doctor whirled on one heel and rounded on them both. "This whole planet could be danger! D'you think I don't want to go jumping into the Thames after Rose? You think I don't want to..." He pinched the bridge of his nose, closed his eyes, trying to get a hold of himself. "I do want to, and I didn't even see her clearly. My senses are about a thousand times smarter than yours. These creatures haven't got a measure of me yet, haven't learned how to press all my buttons. But they're having a damned good go."
 
 
 
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ABadPlanWellExecuted: pic#115602908abadplanwellex on August 11th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
The audiobooks are abridged, and for some reason, they cut out a lot of shippiness. Same with The Stone Rose. On the other hand, several of them (including this one) are read by David Tennant, which makes up for a lot.
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Kali: dw :: jenny :: awful lot of running_thirty2flavors on August 11th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
I like that these books incorporate Rose's friends, even though I haven't actually read any of the ones with Rose's friends in them. I always kind of wonder if people like Shireen knew what was up, but I guess this sort of implies that they did?
ABadPlanWellExecuted: pic#115602908abadplanwellex on August 11th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
This is the only novel that has any of Rose's friends (other than Mickey) in it, to my knowledge. I don't think we ever get an actual glimpse of Shireen, which is kind of a shame.
Opal: DWM: hugshinyopals on August 11th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
Lol Keisha in this one ends up freaking the fuck out and basically being like ROSE YOUR BOYFRIEND IS TOO SCARY FOR ME iirc.

She also has a subplot with Mickey which... lol.
curious girl, with too little to saysolielle on August 11th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
True story: Kiesha in this novel was originally written to be Shireen, but People In Charge (I forget who or of what) were considering using Shireen on the show, and weren't sure how well this would jibe. So they changed her name.
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foxmoonfade on August 11th, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
Ahh! I haven't read a single Doctor Who book yet. Should I start with Stone Rose? or are they consecutive and I'd get lost?

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Laialda: Dr. Who/Intrigue/Timelaialda on August 11th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
While I think our fellow shippers here will agree that Stone Rose is probably the shippiest of all 12 books Rose is in, you don't necessarily have to start there. Personally I listened to the 3 audiobooks with Rose that David Tennant read (giggled forever over his american accent for a character in this novel) first. When I got my Nook last Christmas, my Whovian friend gave me copies of his entire Doctor Who collection so I decided to read them in order.

Having read the first three now, I will say that I enjoy the Nine era novels a little more so far plot wise, but the Ten era wins on shippiness hands down. ...though I suppose Nine's reluctance to control Rose in Winner Takes All can be read as shippy. We also get the bonus of Captain jack in 3 of those novels as well. ;) I can't wait to get to Only Human, all the lovely ladies here say it's wonderfully fun!
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kilodalton: 10rose - doctor rosekilodalton on August 11th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
My favorite part about this one is that the "ghosts" only appear to people who love them. Rose appears to the Doctor soooooo .... =)
Siedemnasty Doktor: [dw] TOOTHANDCLAW ROSEpitrah606 on August 11th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
This OTP is so hilarious XD
M Templar: WTBB Doctor Alonemtemplar on August 11th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Why does the Doctor never finish those really promising sentences? *grumbles a bit*
aedee_brightly: pic#117773582aedee_brightly on August 11th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
Issues galore.
loo_li_lai_ley on August 11th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Ten's expression on the cover is just making me lol.

I haven't read this one yet, but I feel like I should. I read The Stone Rose about six years ago, and from what I've heard it's by far the shippiest book, so I think my fangirl heart may be disappointed by any subsequent novels (this is why I read fanfic). This book was in my school library though and I almost picked it up; I really should have. I might go and find it online now :)

jls589: pic#117752485jls589 on August 11th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
I've only listened to The Stone Rose so far, but I wish David Tennant had narrated every Doctor Who book. His "voice" for Jackie was so unexpected and hilariously spot-on that I actually had to pause the file while I laughed my head off. And the Mickey voice! It was kind of weird when he jumped in with his Doctor voice because he sounded halfway normal.

Basically I spent the whole book alternately cackling like a deranged person and clasping my hands and squealing at all the shippy moments. The plot waves bye-bye to sense halfway through, but that's pretty normal for Doctor Who.
aedee_brightly: pic#117773582aedee_brightly on August 11th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Gonna have to get these from the library once the semester starts. God, my new roommate is gonna be freaked out by the Who stuff that will be coming into our room.