* * * * * * * * * 9/10
The Krankies Go Dogging is what you get when the world’s unluckiest man meets the world’s luckiest. It’s like an explosion contained within a book written by an author whose quirky style simply can’t be matched.
Determined to feel some of the success enjoyed by his friend Yahoo, Cas sets of on an adventure filled with misadventure as he tries to create the ultimate viral video. So unlucky is Cas that even when he manages to be in the right place at the right time, he still can’t catch a break.
Cas is likeable, though seems to have been very babied in his life and is quite willing to give up at the first hurdle. When he’s given a much needed push, he spends a lot of time stumbling. Fortunately, Cas meets Yahoo, who is willing to share is good luck, his home and even help Cas find his feet. I imagined the relationship between them as more of an uncle-nephew than a friendship, as it’s Yahoo that quite often tells Cas along the lines of, ‘never try, never know’. The message throughout the book is quite strong in that the only way to truly fail is to never attempt to succeed.
From a cat with two bums that moos like a cow, a naked dancing Batman that will stay with me forever, a book that cause havoc where ever it goes and a pub that needs saving from closing, the action and humour never stops.