(This review may contain spoilers).
Being interested in Arrow, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a dossier created by the main character about his allies, enemies, etc. in the show. I thought it was a really good idea.
I especially liked the way the dossier was laid out. While I missed some of the information, due to the ‘files’ overlapping, I did think it read very well. However, some of the files were especially hard to read, such as those with the black background and only slightly lighter writing. And I noticed at least two areas when articles in newspapers were repeated, which distracted me and caused me to lose my suspension of disbelief.
I was particularly engaged by the Post-It notes with Oliver’s little asides written on. While some of those were serious in nature, a few did make me smile. However, it wasn’t very clear how the dossier was organised, as there were questions raised that Oliver would have already known the answer to; such as querying if Slade Wilson survived in Deathstroke’s section.
I did like that there was a wide variety of documents, but I felt some of the writing could have been a bigger font. It did contain a lot of information I hadn’t caught up with, as I’m still a bit behind in the series, and it was something of a surprise to learn Detective Lance had changed his views on the vigilante so drastically again.
I really liked the more artistic rendering of the characters. While it was good to see so many pictures from the show, I did question how those would have been taken. And it was especially interesting to learn about the different types of arrows Oliver used; even though I felt some of them might not have been that practical in everyday use.
While I did enjoy reading the dossier and felt it would be a good fit for anyone interested in the show, there were parts of it physically hard to read and some errors I was surprised weren’t caught before publication.