[PDF / Epub] ☆ Amorality Tale By David Bishop – Uroturk.info
When Gangster Tommy Ramsey Is Released From Prison, He Is Determined To Retake Control Of His East End Territory But New Arrivals Threaten His Grip On Illegal Activity In The Area An Evangelical Minister Is Persuading People To Seek Redemption For Their Sins A New Gang Is Claiming The Streets And A Watchmender Called Smith Is Leading A Revolt Against The Ramsey Mob S Protection RacketWhen Tommy Strikes Back At His Enemies, A Far Terrifying Threat Is Revealed Within Hours The City S Air Turns Into Nerve Gas And Thousands Succumb To The Choking Fumes London Is Dying An Adventure Set In S London, Featuring The Third Doctor As Played By Jon Pertwee And His Companion Sarah Jane Smith The book starts a bit slow but once the story takes off you wouldn t want it to end. The Great Smog is one of those semi forgotten parts of recent London history Industrial smoke combined with smoke from the stoked up home fires of the populous, keeping themselves warm in a particularly cold winter, creating a smog that cost the lives of an estimated 12,000 citizens It would be a great setting for a novel It would be a great setting for a Doctor Who novel Unfortunately, this Doctor Who novel isn t it It s flatly written, unexciting and has largely cardboard, old school love their mothers, only hurt their own Cockney gangsters It does manage to conjure okay versions of The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane, but keeps them apart too much to be truly effective In short an interesting set up for a fairly uninteresting book.However, there is one moment of amusement when Tommy Ramsey, the gangland leader at the centre of the story, suggests to The Doctor that the two of them are very similar So, is The Third Doctor like a London gangster Well, they both offer protection to their chosen environs in Tommy s case, Old Street, London in The Doctor s case, the Earth they both like to have a quiet word with their enemies, before moving on to forceful measures and they both have their own private armies there to back them The Doctor s is of course called UNIT Suddenly your memory of Jon Pertwee s crooked smile takes on a different flavour, doesn t it Disappointingly, the book never progresses the idea beyond that initial observation from a disreputable character I ve actually developed it further which is a shame as this rather dull book could have done with a bit of cheeky subversion. A really creepy tale with The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Set amongst the backdrop of the London smog and West End gangs, Bishop wonderfully transports the read back to the 1950 s.A great Doctor Who novel. When Sarah Jane Smith discovers a picture from 1952 of the Doctor shaking hands with an East End mob boss, the two travel back in time to investigate events They arrive in a London on the eve of an environmental disaster and a neighborhood on the brink of a turf war But who is organizing the homeless young men into a new gang And how is it related to the American priest whose sermons are galvanizing the community against the sin in their midst Given the Doctor s propensity to become entangled in key moments of British history, it was probably inevitable that at some point he would make an appearance during the Great Smog of 1952, when thousands of Londoners died as a result of air pollution concentrated by weather conditions And by thrusting the Third Doctor one of my favorite incarnations and Sarah Jane Smith easily the all time best companion into a situation mixing gangsters and aliens into a historical event, the stage is set for a memorable adventure Yet in the end it s a mixture that doesn t quite catalyze Perhaps this is because of the mobsters, whose involvement often distracts from the activities of the Doctor and the main threat he is addressing Or perhaps it is the aliens Bishop creates, which prove a curious combination of power and triteness But in the end it s a novel that doesn t live up to expectations given the elements involved and wastes a prime historical moment in the process.