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on May 28, 2012
Jon Moore has an apparently omnipresent friend that nobody else can see. Moore trusts Jake Ellis to be his guardian angel in tight situations, despite not knowing who or what Jake is or how he even met him. The journey to answer these questions is told in "Who is Jake Ellis?"
As fascinating as it may appear, the premise unfortunately falls waste to tired Hollywood clichés.
The opening pages absolutely got me excited and had me wanting to know more about our main character, and of course, figure out who Jake Ellis is. The steam dies off quickly for the writing, although certainly not bad, seemed very generic. Aside from the presence of Jake himself, this book lacks originality as all the scenarios and characters have been previously depicted in a countless number of movies.
Artistically, I personally favor this style for it's simple but communicates so much. The coloring is commendable as well for palettes vary depending on the scene's specific tone, amplifying the somewhat "bland" line art. Visually, there is nothing for me to harp on.
"Who is Jake Ellis?" is not a bad read. Fans of the genre might find something to enjoy in "Who is Jake Ellis?" but I found it to be an ultimately forgettable experience. To equate it to a movie, as it does carry a cinematic vibe, it would be worth a rental. The mystery was attractive enough to pull me entirely through...all the way to the lackluster conclusion. If you can find this in a bargain bin somewhere, you can definitely do worse.
Think Jason Bourne, just not as good.