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The Diary of River Song - Series 2
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 3/31/17 3:11 am
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A haunting quality drama with a small cast.

This one begins with River "washing up" on the shore of a small isolated village. It takes a bit of time just to establish the place and era it is set in. That is because characters are being established first. As the story progresses, we learn more about the characters, especially Rachel and then we establish the setting as the threat slowly becomes apparent.

All up, this is a very good story. Its part of the box set and fits in with it in a very critical way, but it can also stand alone very well too. It tells one family's story from start to finish and does it well.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/10/17 6:00 am
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River Song travels back to Earth's history and lands on an island where an elderly couple with an android daughter live. River Song knows based on what she learned in the last story that a catastrophe is going to hit the globe and she's determined to do what she can to stop it.

Writer John Dorney deserves credit for doing something different with River Song in throwing her into a story with ordinary human beings from who live relatively primitive lives. It's such an unusual set up for River Song whose stories always seem to involve big over the top characters. Alex Kingston nails this perfectly playing the human drama for all its worth. There are few characters in this one, but they are some of the best that Dorney has created. The story has a charm to it, but also has that melancholy and world-weary feeling that Absent Friends had in Doom Coalition III.

This could so easily have been a throw away story as the only Doctor-free story in the set, but Dorney and a great cast make this into something beautiful and memorable.
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Reviewed By: HoovianReview Date: 12/28/16 8:45 pm
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different and slightly creepy, quite sad and shows rivers compassion and similarity to the Dr
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Reviewed By: SpaceFritter Review Date: 12/27/16 1:49 am
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Provides a compelling post apocalyptic foundation and a truly emotional connection to the characteristics and the series story arc. A really great, innovative and risky novel approach to this series. 10/10 to The creative team for having the courage to take things in their own direction. I loved it!