Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards

Published July 19, 2021

Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards

Book info

  • Title Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes
  • Author Justin Richards
  • Year 2010
  • Genre Science Fiction

Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right. But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why? With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary - the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk! Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it's big and it's nasty. Only the Doctor can stop them - if he isn't already too late...


I remember reading this before, and I actually blogged about it at the time. This book was released as an app, and it was one of the first reading experiences I had on a phone. As a book, I said it was fine, a bit predictable, a super quick and easy read (obviously, being part of the excellent Quick Reads initiative), not challenging but doing the job well. I pretty much agree with that although I think I enjoyed it more this time round as I was just reading the book rather than thinking about the whole app concept as well.

The Doctor finds a mystery, goes undercover to solve it, loops in a happy helper or two, suffers some losses, but eventually wins the day with wit and wisdom. What more do you want from a Doctor Who story?

Rating: 3 / 5

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