Just in case you’re not in the know, a trope is a term used to describe a reoccuring literary device, often to the point of being cliché, and they are impossible to avoid in fiction novels. But there are so many tropes out there we don’t always realize we’re in the presence of one. Some just aren’t that common, some we actually love (breaking the Fourth wall can liven up any story), but some are just so overused, so stupid and so painful to see that it’s about time I made a list about the ones that annoy me the most.
I’ve pulled up my ranty-pants, I’m fuelled by rage and coffee, let’s kick this review off with a summary of my reading experience, shall we?
To my great displeasure, reading this book was like chewing on a lump of black mould just to check it ain’t caviar.
This book can seriously do one. It can go to hell, and it can come back once it has learned its lesson. I got so annoyed at this failure of a novel, and not because it was a terrible book, but because it was choc-a-bloc with annoying, tedious, and completely unnecessary tropes.
I knew this was going to be rubbish. Television has come a long way in 50 years, and Doctor Who was really at the start of it all. I knew I would have to take all this into account. I knew I’d have to forgive the shabby sets, the bad costumes, the dodgy camera angles, the poor production value. I just didn’t realize how bloody difficult it would be.