PeterchuMC t1_je0mo30 wrote

Personally, I only read biographies about or by people I'm interested in. For instance, I've read Who on Earth is Tom Baker? and A Life With Footnotes(about Terry Pratchett), both of which were interesting.


PeterchuMC t1_jdv230f wrote

One infamous one in Doctor Who is Campaign. It was a book that was commissioned by BBC Books on the basis of a synopsis however Jim Mortimore veered wildly off the synopsis which resulted in the book being cancelled. The download that I've linked even includes a section at the end that explains how the book was written and why it wasn't accepted. Just bear in mind that it was written by Mortimore so we can't say that his view of events is what happened.

It's a very weird book, the basic concept was the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan meet Alexander the Great but are scattered throughout time and have to find each other. Given the reason for cancellation, the book as written is not that.


PeterchuMC t1_jdk026v wrote

The way I fell in love with reading must have been back in primary school, I stuck to the same few books until I discovered Doctor Who and realised that Doctor Who books existed. That is almost certainly why I'm such a bibliophile today and most of my collection remains Doctor Who books. Basically, I found a genre/series that I was interested in and that allowed me to branch out into all kinds of books. I'm still mainly fantasy and sci-fi but I did recently read 1984.