"In effect, The Angels Take Manhattan is not only told through the clues in these typewritten thoughts but then, most importantly, through the pot-boiler novel ghostwritten, one could say, by River Song as Melody Malone. River is a natural author, having already written a detective novel in the form of a diary that presses the pages of her life with the Doctor together but which is experienced by them both in random form. The reading of this book, or more specifically its chapter headings, is almost a parallel to the peeling back of the wallpaper in Wester Drumlins in Blink, both being a supernatural augury of events that have happened, are happening and will happen."Well, of course it is. Is it just us fans who've noticed that Steven essentially has one story in his episodes which he tells over and over again in different configurations? I've talked ala my own reviews about how this could be a third Who genre, beyond global catastrophe or base under siege both of which can be equally repetitious.
I suppose the problem is that unlike those other two, there's a lack of inherent unpredictability because in built is predictability and whether the Doctor or whoever will create a paradox or no, will rewrite history or not. As well as Amy & Rory, let's hope this is the last we'll see of this sort of thing. We can't have another Christmas special about this can we?