The action comes thick and fast, and maintains a furious rhythm of events throughout the book's 416 pages. Highlights from the 120 days are numerous and varied, and the comic manages to squeeze in a great deal of content. Featuring death threats, a deadly motorcycle gang, a stay with Hare Krishnas, a mescaline-fueled hallucinogenic drug binge, mugging, bed-wetting, concerts, television appearences and (not least) a couple of sacrifices to Norse gods, the book is nothing if not entertaining. Reading like a series of mini-adventures taking place within a larger one, Gärdenfors noted in a recent interview with us (found here) that the frenetic pace of the comic is intentional, and supplemental material was often put aside to avoid breaking the focus on the central project by making the book too long.
As a fan of a good old fashioned caper, I would recommended this book to anyone who is interested in stories that feature the everyday world being subverted into a place suitable for adventure. Available for pre-order now (link below), people everywhere are invited to celebrate youthful exuberance with Simon. As an added bonus, it manages to feature Norse gods much more effectively than Marvel's current Siege event can ever hope to.