A review by shadow_and_books
Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker, James Goss


This book feels like two completely separate stories mashed together, which was quite unfortunate.
The first half felt like every bog standard Cybermen Story and the second part feels like "The Mind Robber", but worse.

The Doctor was not written as the Doctor, but as Tom Baker wearing a costume.
Having read his biography, you can see quite some similarities. And you can feel Tom Bakers religious upbringing in this, since the Doctor makes more than a few references to christian ikonography and imagery. Apparently the Doctor has fond memories of church services on christmas day?

Also, a little tease at the end: [Spoiler ahead!!]

He made himself meet his other selves in Scarecrow-form.... maybe someone regrets not appearing in "The Five Doctors"