- Author Danny Wallace
I’ve been a fan of Danny Wallace books in the past, those true life adventures that he and others (Dave Gorman) go on. The humour works very well in those because it’s honest, open and you can imagine that they really are thinking that. This book is in the same vein, only it’s a fictional adventure instead. That being the case, some of the humour feels a little bit shoe-horned in, almost like it’s trying too hard.
It also took quite a long time to get going, it felt like we were never going to get anywhere for at least the first half of the book. With those negatives out the way, I did actually quite like it in the end. You grow to love the Jason character, despite the fact he keeps withholding information from you, the reader, just so he can have some nice end-of-chapter cliffhangers.
You also grow intrigued with the story, when it starts, to where it’s going to end up. There’s a happy-ever-after, and although it’s the one you think will occur, it doesn’t happen the way you might think. I think I liked the second half more than the first, but you can’t have one without the other!