Monday, March 9, 2009

Quotable - Doctor Who: Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski


Regular readers here at Bookish Ruth have probably noticed my love of Doctor Who. I never miss the show and am currently working my way through the tie-in novels. I have several that I still need to review here, and today's quotation is from one of them. I really enjoyed Catherine Tate's depiction of Donna Noble during Series 4 of Doctor Who. Mark Michalowski did an admirable job of conveying Donna's personality in print while giving a bit of a nod to one of my favorite episodes, the Agatha Christie-inspired The Unicorn and the Wasp in this quote:
"Look," she said firmly. "I've just come from one ship where everything was more mysterious than a Miss Marple. I'm not about to walk into a Hercule Poirot. Just tell me what the hell is going on!"
-- Mark Michalowski, Doctor Who: Shining Darkness, p. 161
Quotable will be a weekly feature at Bookish Ruth starting on Friday.

7 comments:

  1. Never wathced Dr. Who, butmy husband is a big fan. But I'm an Agatha Christie fan, so I love the quote.

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  2. I am working on The Doctor Trap, and i love the show it is my favorite

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  3. i have never seen it but i like the quote

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  4. My sweetie watches Dr. Who. I've watched it in passing so the references go over my head. Still, I like a woman who says exactly what she thinks and expects folks to take her seriously. Enjoyed.

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  5. Oh, that quote is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Awesome quote. I love Mr. Who too :)
    You have a lovely blog!

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  7. I 've never read or see Dr. Who but I've read all the Christie books and understand the reference. It's nice to a series you really love. Enjoy.

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