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Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia Hardcover – April 1, 2013
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"For a splashy look at the entire list of the Doctor's adversaries (and friends), check out the new Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia." – PCMag.com
"Each character receives a page with details about their involvements with the Doctor. This is an enjoyable book for new fans and old fans alike." – Catholic Digest Magazine
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If you are in your teens or an adult, and you are interested in a similarly lavishly illustrated book, then go with "Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary". If you are an older person more into having an encyclopedia of Doctor Who, then go for the "Doctor Who Encyclopedia".
Sometimes the character bios seem a bit off-topic or miss out on important aspects of the characters. Martha's entry, for instance, seemed to focus mostly on her feelings for the Doctor instead of the Osterhagen Key, her walking across the world etc. Some entries could have been more concise. There are definitely many spoilers about important events relating to certain characters, which may bother some people. There are some characters that are not in this book, mostly because their parts were too small to merit a full page entry, but it would have been nice to have at least a short explanation/definition of who they were. That's the only thing keeping this book back from really being an "encyclopedia."
Overall, it's a great buy, definitely worth it for new and old fans alike. I learned a lot and am glad to add it to my library.
The details you do get are interesting, but not exactly mind-blowing in the scope of information you get. There is a lot of entries from the new series, but the classic episodes get a lot of representation too. Probably an even balance between the newer series and older one (or close to it with the newer season gaining an edge). The pictures are what really make the draw on this book. Especially the older ones. Many characters were shown in the TV series in dark places where you can't get a really detailed look. This book gives you very clear and bright photos of even some of the oldest characters. I think this is where the book shines best.
So as an true encyclopedia it's light with just enough info to keep the characters from just being footnotes. The sheer amount of characters and the amazing photos pretty much make up for that shortcoming. If you are Dr. Who fan this is a really good book to have on your library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my son. He is a HUGE Doctor Who fan and he loves it. Watches it over and over. Great price, Great product! Thanks!!Published 5 days ago by Julie Duke-Hubert
Awesome! Great for the old and new fans alike! Great condition and speedy delivery!!!Published 22 days ago by Joanna Kopecky
Bought this for my brother who is a die hard Whovian. He loved it. Great gift for the Whovian who already has everything!Published 1 month ago by Kellie
This book is fairly thick, although smaller than the other Encyclopidia that I bought that has Nine and Ten on the cover, it did take a while for me to go through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooksie