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Re she meets a mysterious stranger called Romanadvoratrelundar and discovers an ancient and malevolent power linking 1929 Chicago with a lair of immortal evil The conseuences of this story are inextricably linked to events in the Doctor’s pa My review

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Blood Harvest'Doc's peddling bootleg liuor in an illegal speakeasy You’re carrying a gun for him Ace which makes you no better than any other gun moll'Dekker is a private eye; an honest one But when Al Capone hires him to investigate a new joint called ? What I love about DOCTOR WHO is its ambition That it can take any genre of story in any place or time and turn it into a DOCTOR WHO storyBut the thing with vaunting ambition is that you have to coalesce it into something meaningful If you don’t you just end up with a big messThis Terence Dicks novel is really messyThe majority of it is The Doctor and Ace with Al Capone in Prohibition era Chicago That’s fine I suppose even if the idea of The Doctor hanging out with vicious murderer Scarface is a bit of a leap But it’s clearly the section Dicks is most engaged with although that engagement might not be anything than “Hey I’d like to write an old fashioned gangster story like Warner Bros used to make”There’s another section where Bernice Summerfield finds herself with Romana on a feudal vampire planet which probably needs to be a bit better developedAnd it all ends up in full on Time Lord lore back on Gallifrey – which is supposed to be an ambitious conclusion but all ends up too cluttered for its own goodThere’s also what you would call an adult section – where Ace is drugged stripped to her underwear and nearly raped – which yuck It’s a weird mis step that I’m amazed got through the editingThe problem is that none of these things come together in one book Nor are any of them unualified successes Yes there’s the same villain in Chicago and the vampire planet and he escapes to Gallifrey but the narrative still feels awkwardly jammed together Undoubtedly Dicks is trying to create a big story here but it’s a big story that just doesn’t work

Terrance Dicks ↠ Blood Harvest book

ePub ✓ Blood Harvest Paperback Read × 'Doc's peddling bootleg liuor in an illegal speakeasy You’re carrying a gun for him Ace which makes you no better than any other gun moll'Dekker is a private eye; an honest one But when Al Capone hires him to investigate a new joint called ‘Doc’s’ he knows this is one job he can’t refuse And ??Doc’s’ he knows this is one job he can’t refuse And just why are the Doctor and Ace selling illegal booze in a town full of murderous gangsters? Meanwhile Bernice has been abandoned on a vampire infested planet outside normal space The This was the first New Adventure book I read It was a good introduction Blood Harvest you got blood lots of blood It has vampires but none of this vegetarian vampire stuff that Stephanie Meyers brought to us You want vampires? you got vampires You want the Doctor? you got the Doctor You want in 1929 Chicago with Al Capone and the St Valentines Day Massacre? Look no further It was nicely paced for me and it took the Doctor away from the atypical alien location uarries There was also a nice introduction into gangland Chicago back in the day with the streets were rife with Tommyguns and Speakeasys and gangster wore fedoras instead of baseball caps and bandannasAfter reading this I watched The Untouchables and felt it missed a certain Sylvester McCoy