Started: November 20, 2017
Finished: November 20, 2017
Rating: 3/5 stars
“But that’s all impossible, right?”
“Ali, you’re having a conversation with a super-powered talking dog…”
“Oh, yeah. Right. Good point.”
I started watching Ali-A mainly for his Pokémon Go vlogs last year, but then I got caught up in a lot of the other games he played as well. So I kind of knew that I would probably read this book even if graphic novels aren’t my thing. I actually bought it at Gatwick Airport after a weekend in London – and read the whole thing on the flight back to Sweden. Which takes about 2 hours – and I only needed to use half of that time to read.
The story is fast paced and structured like a video game, where Ali’s character looses a life whenever he fails a mission, but is also able to find upgrades after saving a certain number of aliens. It has a few unexpected twists and turns, which was entertaining, and the dialogue was spot on. My favourite character was Eevee – seriously, you’re going to have to look long and hard for a more sarcastic dog!
But even though I liked the overall feel of the story, I do still have trouble with the graphic novel format. I just feel like there’s so much more that could be added by writing it as a non-graphic – but maybe that’s just me.
Still, it was an enjoyable read!