Doctor Who: Human Nature by Paul Cornell

256 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced


'Who’s going to save us this time?'April, 1914. The inhabitants of the little Norfolk town of Farringham are enjoying an early summer, unaware that war is on the way. Amongst them is Dr John Smith, a short, middle-aged history teacher from Aberdee...

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Community Reviews Summary of 90 reviews


emotional 100%
adventurous 66%
dark 66%
reflective 66%
challenging 50%
funny 50%
mysterious 50%
sad 50%
tense 50%
hopeful 16%


medium 83%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 60% | N/A: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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