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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Lungbarrow by Marc Platt. All is not well on Gallifrey. The House of Lungbarrow, where the Doctor left his family years ago, has disappeared. In the seventh Doctor’s final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.


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Sep 04, Mae R rated it liked it. This book popped up on my radar when it was mentioned in a video from tgwtg. As the series was canceled, this idea never made it to TV, but was instead realized in this book.

Ok, so basically, way back in the day Gallifrey was founded by these three du This book popped up on my radar when it was mentioned in a video from tgwtg. Ok, so basically, way back in the day Gallifrey was founded by these three dudes, Rassilon of new series super-spitty guy fameOmega of classic series “The three doctors” fame, and the Other of no fame, because apparently he wrote himself out of history?

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So somewhere along the line these dudes pissed off some Pythian witches who were all, “haha, we curse you! No more babies for you!! To stop their species from extinction, they came up with this rather esoteric vree of having the dead be absorbed into Looms which would then weave the next generation by recombining the genes.

New Gallifreyans are born fully grown up, and are educated in one of the Houses until they’re ready to be unleashed onto the world. Also, each House’s Loom can only produce a predetermined amount of extant Cousins as they’re called, instead of siblings or else it’s super duper illegal and they get a fine or something. Me too, let’s do what the book does and jump to some TV characters!! Romana II’s decided that she’s done playing with the furrys in E-Space, returned to Normal space and somehow been elected president of Gallifrey.

Leela is also hanging out on Gallifrey for reasons which never become clear. Her current hobbies include being bored and getting knocked up by some minor gallifreyan official but wait! Well, yes but I guess Romnana lumgbarrow glamping or something with the Real Housewives of Pythia and the curse is reversed. K-9 is being an awesome. So is K-9 II. Trade stories, blow some things up, pick up some chicks, the usual tin dog stuff.

Blows up a mountain, eventually, but othesrise nothing of import.

Ok, back to the weird stuff. Also, there’s a dead guy and some creepy servant robots and omg the mushrooms are pretty terrible. You know what else is pretty terrible? Lungbarrkw all really awful people and I don’t really care that they’ve frer stuck underground being creepy and never cutting their hair ok, that’s just one cousin, and she wears it all coiled up on her back and I couldn’t lunggbarrow thinking about how much bacteria the damn thing must have been housing!


So you get to hear them complain and complain and complain about their various and sundry issues and the gross sentient mushrooms get everywhere. So all the cousins keep kind of dying I have no idea, but they all come back zombie style later.

Did that lunybarrow any sense? Is this review frustrating you? Cause that’s how Lungbarrow will make you feel!! In the end the zombies and the Doctor chat and the Doctor mildly possess some other companion who is only the books and I knew nothing about. Oh, and Romana gets briefly deposed.

And I guess the doctor is secretly a God, as he’s actually The Other from timelord history!! Who got bored with being in power and swanned off and threw himself into a loom! Which absorbed him, then eventually spat him back out as the Doctor. So the Doctor is eventually disowned by the family still not sure why The TARDIS takes him back lungbardow time where he meets Susan, aka the Other’s granddaughter, who immediately glomps him recognizing her reincarnated grandfather.

The doctor is all, no really, who the hell are you?? But eventually decides that every Lone Ranger needs a Tonto and agrees to take her along. And frwe rest, as they say, is rock’n’roll history.

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Look, if the original characters had been a little more endearing, or the plot been less ploddingly random, I might have liked this one. I honestly enjoyed having Romana and Leela two of my old favorites back and running lungbarrkw. And in general, the idea of the looms And honestly, this fre plotline has essentially been ret-conned out of existence with the new series so in the end, it doesn’t much matter anyway.

Aug 26, Anthony rated it really liked it.

Lungbarrow is the unofficial ‘forbidden text’ of Doctor Who. This is due to the fact that it is a wild continuity-fest that explains the Doctor’s history and background. The fact that you cannot get hold of a copy for love nor money helps too.

May 18, Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it Shelves: A mish-mash of gothic creepiness, Hieronymous Bosch-inspired terror, expertly handled fanwank, and authentic, emotional closure.

Marc Platt’s conclusion to the 7th Doctor “New Adventures” line is a wonderful odyssey that lurches between completely bats Jul 24, Matthew Kresal rated it it was amazing. The last of Virgin’s New Adventures to feature the seventh Doctor that is perhaps the rarest Doctor Who novel ever and deservedly so! Lungbarrow is an epic conclusion not only to the New Adventures of the 90’s but to the seventh Doctor era in general. It is an epic journey into the question at the heart of the series: In fact Ghost Light evolved from what would have been the TV version of this story which is interesting to note because of some of the similarities between the two.

Both stories find a central character Ace in Ghost Light, the Doctor here to a house that hides of the darker aspects of their past. Here though the Doctor is accused of not only causing the house of Lungbarrow to fall into chaos but accused of killing its leader as well in his first incarnation the Hartnell one. While it is a murder mystery with the Doctor and his companion Chris seeking to prove the Doctor’s innocence, there is also a conspiracy story unfolding on Gallifrey with Romama, Leela, and Ace as the Celestial Intervention Agency puts some plans into motion of their own which also include the Doctor’s past.


Yet while all this is going on there is a running question throughout: By the end of the novel there are plenty of answers and a few more questions raised as well.


It’s a complex story that means that unless you have a very good knowledge of the series or a good reference work like Ahistory near by you may get a little lost But don’t let that deter you. Platt seamlessly, and epically, brings together elements from the entire history of the series up to that point. There are appearances or references to companions from throughout the New Adventures run plus plenty of references to the books and TV stories as well. Here we finally get to see the background of the first Doctor’s “granddaughter” Susan and discover how she fits into the entire equation of the series as well.

Platt is dead on in his characterization of each of the TV characters which helps to make Lungbarrow one of the truest to screen Doctor Who novels of all time. One of the true highlights of Lungbarrow is Platt also gives lungbzrrow much needed back story to the Time Lords, their home world Gallifrey and to the Doctor himself.

Platt takes back to the founding of Time Lord society to reveal few surprises. We get to see the much fabled “dark times” of Gallifrey’s past and finally meet the mysterious co-founder of Time Lord society known simply as the Other. The Other in fact has a strong connection to the Doctor’s past which is only revealed as the novel is coming to its climax in one of the best pieces of Doctor Who writing ever. Plus Lungbarrow makes a nice intro for the TV movie as well making this the last true story for the seventh Doctor.

While it is loaded with enough connately references to make any new fan scratch their heads this is novel that any serious Doctor Who fan should enjoy It is the broad range of things brought together that makes Lungbarrow is the true epic that it is. It is the culmination of the nearly first thirty-fve years of the series in all its forms. With its answers to some of the show’s fundamental questions, to the reappearance of old characters, to the “dark times”, the revealing of the Other and lngbarrow lead in into the TV movie Lungbarrow covers a lot of ground and covers it brilliantly.

Lungbarrow is lungbardow epic story that only a luntbarrow of other Doctor Who stories can come close to matching its scope, characters, and for lack of a better word brilliantness.

Sadly it is and almost certainly will remain out of print, a hard copy of this will cost you a chunk of money. Is it worth that chunk of your money? Well worth the price of buying it in my opinion because if you love the series then this is a must-have. Mar 10, Mary JL rated it it was ok Recommends it for: It’s now lunybarrow out as a e-book.

Perhaps the high price has something to do with the fact that fans want to read it. It must be good if its worth that much, right? Who fan for plus years, I was disappointed. Trying to indicate the zombie-like existence of the Doctor’s cousins in his home–the ancinet House of Lungbarrow–Marc Platt presents a story of weird decadence.