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 Post subject: DR DOA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:12 pm 
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Cor blimey! :shock:

Hi, i have been on the site for a while but have never posted before; I thought it was about time really to stick my two-penneth in :D

I would like to start by saying that I massively enjoy Simon R Green's work and have for some time now; my favourite series was the Nightside and I am looking forward to the book that ties all the series together! As for Dr DOA:

Well, that was an extremely enjoyable new addition the Secret Histories world; the inflluence of the film versions of DOA were clear to see but still had it's own personality. The world of the Droods were slightly relegated to the background while Eddie and Molly went on their personal journey (I won't spoil anything for those who have yet to read) and I enjoyed the time travel timey-wimey aspect of one cameo character.

There was one thing I was confused about re Dr DOA; I am sure that he has been referenced for quite some time and I couldn't reconcile the time the character must have been in the series and how often he has been name-checked in previous books; maybe I have missed something?

I did feel that the denoument was a little rushed but understand the reason for it; overall I felt it was a solid addition to the series and, it goes without saying, I am very much on the edge of my seat for the next!


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:54 pm 
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He's been around Simon's books for long, long time. Always called 'The Traveling Doctor'.

The question, 'Who is the Traveling Dr' answers itself :)


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:27 pm 
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Thanks for the quick reply Steve; I was aware of the Travelling Doctor and had a giggle everytime they were mentioned, especially in the books where bow ties being cool were referenced, in the cameo I was referring to the character Eddie and Molly met and discussed in the Wulfshead club :D

Sorry for the confusion but I meant the eponymous character Dr DOA. I seem to recall he has been mentioned quite far back in the series and in other series and my confusion arose from...I hope you see where I am going with this as I really don't want to say too much


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:41 pm 
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My bad, replied before engaging brain!

Have to admit I haven't read Dr DOA yet!!!! (yes, I know, but in my defense we have just moved house which was a total nightmare for over 8 weeks!).

Back to topic, I'll find out...


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:45 pm 
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No worries! I know how difficult moving can be :mrgreen:

Get on it Steve, it's a thoroughly enjoyable book :D

Thank you, I don't want to seem nitpicky, I was just a little confused - I could be thinking waaaay too much, it has been known to happen haha


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:07 pm 
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I haven't read Dr DOA either. I'm still hoping Penguin will cough up a review copy (of that and the new Ishmael Jones). If not, I'll buy the books in Forbidden Planet. Because right now I have more £ notes to spend than € notes :)


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:36 am 
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The book is very good! The villain surprised me.


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:43 am 
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Darth Sparhawk wrote:
The book is very good! The villain surprised me.



!!! What, he walked quietly up behind you and yelled 'BOO!'... :)


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:57 pm 
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More like - I was always there, which is far more horrifying


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 Post subject: Re: DR DOA
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:21 pm 
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Only about fifty pages in to Dr DOA but I will admit to being relieved there will be another Eddie Drood book after this!


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