Book Review- The Brilliant Book 2012

You may think that calling your book ‘brilliant’ would be a foolish boast, or overly optimistic, it leads to a lot of pun related jokes, if it is anything but brilliant. The Brilliant book, however, is brilliant and the boast is anything but foolish.

It’s more or less an encyclopaedia of series 6. You have a plethora of mini-synopsis on each episode, details on deleted scenes, an explanation about the missing pirate, the interview’s with the writers, cast and some of the directors.

This really is an intriguing book, packed with so much content that it’s impossible to read it all in one sitting. You’ll find yourself, going back again and again. There’s a list of every hat every Doctor has worn. There are scripts from deleted scenes, Charles Dickens Twitter feed, George’s school report and a look at the CGI and effects of the show. There are loads of little in-jokes and references; Henry Gordon Jago presents the section on Madame Vastra. My personal favourite piece was the history of the Corsair and the storyboard for the original opening of The Doctor’s Wife.

Doctor Who is a family show and this is a family book. Dad will love it, the kids will love it, and even mum will love it.

The Brilliant Book 2012 is out now.