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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life: Volume 1

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ISBN13: 9781932664089
ISBN10: 1932664084
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Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, "between jobs," and dating a cute high school girl. Everything's fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott's awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.

Review:

"Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, lives in a cold, unnamed Canadian town, plays bass in a band called Sex Bob-Omb and has a very cute 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian girlfriend, Knives Chau. His 'precious little life' is amiably unstructured, and he drifts, happily unemployed, between band practice and time spent with Knives. His relationship with Knives is chaste — walks, chats and hugs — although Knives is getting bigger ideas. 'We haven't even held hands,' Scott explains. 'It's just nice, you know.' But then he starts having dreams about Ramona Flowers, a mysterious, equally cute and perfectly legal hipster chick on Rollerblades who delivers books for Amazon.com. Ramona is anything but simple, and O'Malley's tale of adorable slackers in love is transformed into a wildly magically manga — kung fu fantasy adventure. We meet the first of Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends, Matthew Patel, who challenges Scott and his band to a supernatural martial arts duel right out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. O'Malley has crafted a delightfully hybrid comics love story. It's an alt-lit, rock 'n' roll graphic novel with wonderful manga-influenced drawing and a comically mystical plot that manages to capture both the genuine intimacies and serial dishonesties of young love. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Charming, funny, sexy and packed with creative power and the love of storytelling." Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

Review:

"Easily one of my favorite books of the year. It's sharp, funny, fast-paced, unpredictable, unapologetically silly and just plain fun." Kevin Melrose, Thought Balloons

Synopsis:

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Jimmy is a stereotypical geek who works at the library in Oakland, California, and is trapped in his own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life (translation: an apartment in Brooklyn and a publishing internship). When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desperate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter about his true feelings, and asks her to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless in Seattle). 

Jimmy\\\'s cross-country bus trip to Manhattan is as hapless and funny as Jimmy himself. When he arrives in the city he\\\'s thought of as \\\"a festering hellhole,\\\" he\\\'s surprised by how exciting he finds New York, and how heartbreakinghe discovers Sara has a boyfriend! 

Jason Shiga\\\'s bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture, and subtle text work together seamlessly in Empire State, creating a quirky graphic novel comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

\''

About the Author

Bryan Lee O'Malley has been alive since 1979. His first book was called Lost at Sea. His second book is this one.

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Hutif, August 29, 2010 (view all comments by Hutif)
Possibly the funniest thing I've ever read. I got this to read during a six hour plane ride. At first I scoffed at such a colorful cover with such stylized graphics, but after reading the description on the back, I just couldn't resist. How could I refuse Scott Pilgrim? It's says right on the back that his "life is so awesome." The story is fun and unique, the drawings are deceptively detailed, and I could really relate to Scott's feelings and thoughts because we are about the same age... or maybe it's because we both have Chinese girlfriends. Either way, I had a lot of fun with this book and am not surprised to see how popular it is. A must have for just about anyone, regardless of whether or not they are comic-book fans.
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wurdnurd, February 18, 2010 (view all comments by wurdnurd)
Absolutely hilarious! The gentle digs among friends, the outlandish set-ups and rocking rhyming kung-fu battles amount to an awesome, fun little read. If there were ever a book that deserves 5 stars and infinite 1-UPS, this would be it!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932664089
Author:
O'Malley, Bryan Lee
Publisher:
Oni Press
Author:
O'Malley, Bryan
Author:
Shiga, Jason
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scott Pilgrim
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00 x 6.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, lives in a cold, unnamed Canadian town, plays bass in a band called Sex Bob-Omb and has a very cute 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian girlfriend, Knives Chau. His 'precious little life' is amiably unstructured, and he drifts, happily unemployed, between band practice and time spent with Knives. His relationship with Knives is chaste — walks, chats and hugs — although Knives is getting bigger ideas. 'We haven't even held hands,' Scott explains. 'It's just nice, you know.' But then he starts having dreams about Ramona Flowers, a mysterious, equally cute and perfectly legal hipster chick on Rollerblades who delivers books for Amazon.com. Ramona is anything but simple, and O'Malley's tale of adorable slackers in love is transformed into a wildly magically manga — kung fu fantasy adventure. We meet the first of Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends, Matthew Patel, who challenges Scott and his band to a supernatural martial arts duel right out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. O'Malley has crafted a delightfully hybrid comics love story. It's an alt-lit, rock 'n' roll graphic novel with wonderful manga-influenced drawing and a comically mystical plot that manages to capture both the genuine intimacies and serial dishonesties of young love. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Charming, funny, sexy and packed with creative power and the love of storytelling."
"Review" by , "Easily one of my favorite books of the year. It's sharp, funny, fast-paced, unpredictable, unapologetically silly and just plain fun."
"Synopsis" by , '\'

Jimmy is a stereotypical geek who works at the library in Oakland, California, and is trapped in his own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life (translation: an apartment in Brooklyn and a publishing internship). When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desperate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter about his true feelings, and asks her to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless in Seattle). 

Jimmy\\\'s cross-country bus trip to Manhattan is as hapless and funny as Jimmy himself. When he arrives in the city he\\\'s thought of as \\\"a festering hellhole,\\\" he\\\'s surprised by how exciting he finds New York, and how heartbreakinghe discovers Sara has a boyfriend! 

Jason Shiga\\\'s bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture, and subtle text work together seamlessly in Empire State, creating a quirky graphic novel comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

\''

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