Quick review for a quick read. Yes, I subscribe to both Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil (as well as their gaming channel - because Dan falling out of his chair playing FNAF still makes me laugh. I have no shame.). That's how I ended up figuring out that they released a book - but I didn't realize they had an audiobook version until browsing Audible. I had a credit, I used it on this book - I regret nothing.
This was such a fun read. I was entertained not just learning a bit from their random games (i.e. favorite emojis, 7-second challenge, A-Z lists) and experiences (the craziness of meeting One Direction included), but also just learning about the two of these guys in general. The book is structured from their high school and college experiences, to getting their own radio show, to traveling to Japan, among other major themes, but they're not afraid to go in random directions, which are so much fun to listen to. My first listen in 2016, and one of my favorite reads thus far this year.
Overall score: 4.5/5 stars.
I finished yesterday, but didn't get to review.
Pretty much, more love for Battleworld. Future Imperfect is a dystopian land with the Banner's alter ego, The Maestro, in charge. It's chilling and creepy - and fun.
A-Force is a land where all the superheroes are women. All the Avengers - the A-Force - are women. She-Hulk is the leader, while she commands such powers as Medusa and Mrs. Marvel and Spider-Woman.
It's not that there aren't men around. I believe in one panel it's Medusa kissing Black Bolt's forehead. They're just either not superpowered, or not part of the superhero community for some reason. It's simply taken for granted that the women do all the heavy lifting.
And it's fun.
Battleworlds two features Blade versus Duck Dracula. Who I still think should have been called Duckula.
A lot of irreverent fun.
Renew Your Vows was about a Spider-Man with a family, and him deciding between Spider-Man and his family.
This book is definitely one for Dan and Phil fans or Phans if you prefer. This is the textual embodiment of their YouTube existence. I really feel that you have to at least be familiar with their YouTube channels (danisnotonfire, amazingphil & danandphilgames) to really appreciate this book.
This book definitely has the Dan and Phil feel about it, it's very them. Their personalities are clear and strong throughout. For me there's a certain level of kinship I feel with these two, rather tall, self proclaimed nerds. Clumsy, socially awkward and game loving are all traits I can personally identify with, though they're all a good foot taller than I am, and maybe a few years younger.
I believe that it is their honesty and their relatability that make them the YouTube power house that they are.
I give Dan and Phil's book 4.5/ 5 stars.