Reviews

Grand Theft Octo – Books

* * * * * * * * * * 10 / 10

Niels Saunders

What starts of as a fun trip to crazy town takes a dark turn into horrified fascination. Jonathan Doe is a con-man selling whatever it is you’re willing to buy, be that an assurance your plants will be fine while you’re away or that your octopus is in dire need of teasing. He’s brimming with self-assurance, fun, insane and somehow manages to bend the world to his will while at the same time failing hugely in whatever he’s doing.

The failing part is largely due to Caputo, the hotdog in the middle. Just as in what happens to the story, Caputo will take all your fun and crazy and twist it into something unpleasant and violent.

Jonathan Doe is charming and funny, at first appearing superficial but as he reels from one situation to another it becomes clear there’s more to him than meets the eye… while at the same time he continues to be… well, superficial.

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