I received this book, the first of the three newly published Eleven & Amy adventures, on Friday, and finished it by Saturday afternoon. While the novels in general are mainly aimed at a YA audience, they are usually interesting enough to hold my attention and keep me turning the pages. Pretty much all of the new series Who novels are head and shoulders above the old Target novelizations, although not as complex as the series of novels published between the end of the old series and the 2005 reboot. For what they are, in general, I enjoy these as a "fix" when I'm hungry for new Doctor adventures between new episodes of the show.
Night of the Humans is a good start for the Eleventh Doctor. The TARDIS lands on a mysterious metal body that is where no planet is on record. The Doctor quickly discovers that he and Amy are on The Gyre--like those spots in the ocean where all the floating trash coalesce into a big patch, this is the equivalent in deep space, a spot where, due...
I'm always a little nervous buying a Doctor Who novel. Either the story is overly complicated, overly dark, or tries to add things to the Doctor's history that I think disagree with the way the character's been established on TV.
This novel forgoes all that and just gives us a fun Doctor Who adventure, something they could film for the series today & you'd enjoy watching. Nothing to contradict canon, nothing too depressing or convoluted -- I was very pleasantly surprised. Now I just have to look to see if this author has any other Who novels to check out!
Wonderfully made and the best book I have read recently. Very imaginative and thought provoking. Elegant story I would read more by this author
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