Eclectic Gypsy: An Unauthorised Biography of Dr. Who
by Dave Thompson
Review by EJ McClure
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1894959892
Date: 01 November 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The more you know about Dr. Who, the more you will enjoy Eclectic Gypsy: An Unauthorized Biography of Dr. Who. If you have a neglected penny whistle in a drawer, a 13-foot scarf in your closet, or have ever used a stalk of celery as an accessory, you'll revel in the cheeky insider humor in the purported excerpts from interviews, tabloid stories, and academic journals documenting the peripatetic Gallifreyan's multiple lives and loves. From official release/information:
Packed with crucial revelations and candid insights, this is the first book ever to examine the remarkable life of the adventurous and mysterious time traveler known as Doctor Who. Drawing upon historical documentation, newspaper and magazine articles, hundreds of hours of interview tape and a vast corpus of television, audio, and written material, it traces the legendary "Doctor" from his birth on the now dead planet Gallifrey more than 700 years ago, through 10 regenerations and countless adventures in time and space. From his epic encounters with such alien races as the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Slitheen, through the string of companions that have accompanied the Doctor on his perilous journey and onto the lost world of Gallifrey itself, this guide reveals the truth behind the being that fans around the world know simply as "the Doctor," questioning just how well they know him after all.
(Source: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.)