What a great title, right? The beginning of the story is incredible and hooks the reader immediately and completely. There are tons of puns and plays on words. It reminded me a bit of The Phantom Tollbooth with the way some things were worded. The middle gets a bit rough, but the ending certainly delivers.
The entire book feels like one giant inside joke–and many of Myklusch’s double entendres are such a pleasure to reach. Though the writing itself isn’t the very best at times, and some moments had me rolling my eyes, I thought it was marvelous.
In the end, I had to remind myself that it is a kid’s book and simply enjoy all the pleasant bits the way they are meant to be enjoyed. Regardless, I loved it. Those who love puns, word play and text saturated with meaning will adore this story. Also, it won’t hurt if you enjoy a healthy serving of cyborgs, ninjas, vikings and aliens. I definitely recommend picking up a copy and reading it aloud to someone (especially a young boy). I have a feeling this would be a GREAT read-aloud.