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Homestuck Book One (Homestuck #1)

4.54 of 5 stars 4.54  ·  rating details  ·  1,013 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Contains the complete first act of the webcomic HOMESTUCK as created by Andrew Hussie on the site MS Paint Adventures.
Paperback, 162 pages
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Loki (of Smartassgard)
I am late to the Homestuck game, but I'm really liking it.

There is definitely something lost when there's no flash animation, but it's still enjoyable! Go check it out online, in all it's glory. There's little comparison.
Sage
Well..Homestuck is awesome, but it a little awkward to translate flash into paper. You should probably save cash (for the cosplay you will want to do after like, act 3)

ANNND the first act is slow. So slow. It is the thing that separates the strong from the weak. Just kidding, the people who will actually read the thing from the ones who are just there for the trolls. It took me about one month (not including the 3 week break I took after my computer restarted and I lost my place). It's not as lo
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Goose
Dec 04, 2013 Goose rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Homestuck Fans
This review will be based as someone who has read the webcomic in its original format online. If you have never read Homestuck I implore you to start from mspaintadventures.com and start.

Oh Homestuck, where do I begin? Needless to say, I am a huge fan of Homestuck (if my user picture didn't give me away). Now, other homestucks maybe wondering how the webcomic translates into a physical format and it does a decent job. Obviously flashes and music are lost, but this isn't a huge hindrance to ACT 1
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Azalea
The transition from web to book didn't IMO go as smoothly as Hussie made us want to believe. Some panels were flat out confusing and of course the smaller flash animations lost a lot of their charm without the movement and music. I think that a new reader who has not read the webversion will be at times extremely puzzled. I read act one ages ago, and still had some problems to follow what the heck just happened. Oh, yeah. That little shard of glass moved! I... think...?

The book comes with the li
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Lightning
Ah. Homestuck. First off, I'm extremely pleased to see that Good Read's has this on their website (!!) Four for you, Good Reads.
Alright, let me say this much. I know a few comic book shops here and there have this book for sale. If this is your first time coming across Homestuck and you say: "Hey, I want to read this!" Don't go buy this, rather... go online, and enjoy the reading/viewing experience on there.
I say this because while everything is the same, the experience isn't. To be part of the
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Blue
I didn't actually read the book version yet, but I did read the original online version, so I'll base my review on that for now.

Homestuck is an awesome story, that unfortunatly starts a bit slow. (I would give it nearly 5 stars overall, but 3 for ACT1 seems fair) I do like ACT1 and I even have read it twice. There are hilarious parts, and it's where everything starts, but I have to agree that sometimes all of John's fooling around with the sylladex could be quite tiresome. The humour makes up fo
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Beate
Feb 03, 2012 Beate rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Homestuck fans
Shelves: comics, humor
As most people that have read Homestuck, I think the first act is really slow compared to the other ones. that's why I was pleased to discover that it took me much shorter time to read this in printed form and it was a more enjoyable experience. One of the things I really liked was the humorous and interesting commentaries that Hussie had written on each page.

It's difficult to recommend this to people that haven't read Homestuck before. On one hand, those who don't like to read comics on a scree
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Courtney Foss
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Elena
How do I even review this book, it is literally the most amazing book in existence, I don't mean to sound like I'm being facetious but no this is really one of the most amazing books ever, but I'm going to review it in terms of the webcomic the book was based off of. First of all the fact that it was based off of a webcomic is already funny but more important Homestuck is a charming webcomic about a boy who plays a world destroying game with friends who he only knows online. The charm factor for ...more
Maya Ben-dror
okay, so Homestuck act 1 in a book....thats just....amazing. True, It's incredibly slow but if it wasn't I would have absolutely NO IDEA what the heck is going on. I think we all can agree that Homestuck is the Ulysses of the internet. Between the timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly time shenanigans and all the god tiers and the felt and spades slick and his crew....i could go on. It's just so confusing. So I think that it's important that Hussie made Act 1 long and slow because it gives readers a chance ...more
Maxx
Homestuck is a very, very, very good book. It is a very awesome science Fiction E book. It comes in 6 acts i think (this is act one). It takes place in a city, in a forest, in a town, and on a small island. This first book however is about a young boy named John who always goes on his computer and plays this game called Homestuck. The problem about this game is that it is in real life and can be very dangerous. John in this book is playing with his friend rose in the game while rose can build a ...more
Tamika Miles
It boring was a boring act, but it made act 2 really interesting, and turned act 3 into something unheard of. One of my favorite parts was in act one. You'd have to read act one in order to understand the other acts anyway. One of my other favorite acts was in act three. The only way to read Homestuck anyway is to get through the first act. If i hadn't gotten through the first act, I probably wouldn't have gotten to act three's intermission. I'm kind of late with Homestuck though. But being a fa ...more
Pipper
Homestuck Book One; by Andrew Hussie is the most wonderful book I have ever read since Cat Wings. Same with the web comic. I love the description of the characters, introducing them one by one. Jade is my favorite human character. I used to not like her that much, but I really do like her now. I have a dog named Cato who actually looks the same as Bec (Jades dog/ guardian). I love the whole comic actually. It just get's me exited to see the next update. I hope he keeps doing the web comic longe ...more
Francine
I read MS Paint Adventures ALL the time, and I loved it! My friend gave me this book to read one day, and it was all out AWESOME. I would recommend this book to my friends, but I don't think they'd be interested in this stuff....
But I sure as heck was!
For anyone who was read MS Paint Adventures, or is a fan of Homestuck, I'd recommend it!
Jessica
Homestuck isn't for everyone.

-The whole story is long. IT IS VERY, VERY LONG. I cannot adequately express to you its sheer length.

-It is, at it's core, a comedy. If you're looking for deep characters, well-realized romance, or drama without random interruptions by silliness for its own sake, you're looking in the wrong place. There are moments of high drama and a little bit of romance here and there but the bulk of Homestuck is unabashedly jokey.

-Homestuck spins it's wheels often. There's a lo
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Allex Langley
“A young man stands in his bedroom.” A story begins, a game awaits, and life for four teens is changed. Those lives will never be the same. Thus begins the story of Homestuck.

Andrew Hussie, the author, writes Homestuck and the rest of MS Paint Adventures to express his opinions and humor. Readers can make theories about such abstract things as the creation of reality and throughout Homestuck there are numerous references to ancient religions like those of the Greeks and Egyptians. The series als
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Beth
Oh, Homestuck. Due to all the myriad things it has to set up, Act One is probably the slowest of all the acts -- even Hussie admits the story takes a bit of time to achieve liftoff. Not so great for those times when you want to thrust this book on somebody and go LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK, but hey, something this massive has to start somewhere.

What bumps up the rating for me is all the little bits of trivia Hussie tucks onto the bottom of each page. Sadly, I'm getting too old to dig throug
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Lissibith
I can't help but think, this is a story you need to experience, at least first, in its original web version. A lot of people whose taste I tend to share have spoken super highly of this over the past few years, but while I found this book entertaining enough, it just didn't feel like anything special in this still, dead-tree form.

I think part of it may be that too many years of reading bad fantasy have given me a fairly small level of patience for awkward new words I'm excepted to understand and
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Scott Allen
I read Homestuck Act I on the internet. I did read it though and I would like to count it towards my Goodreads challenge for the year.

What can I say about Homestuck...

I am confused at this point!

It is a very interesting thing to read. And I say thing because I would not title this as a traditional story. I mean you have to read chat logs, view animations, and listen to sound files. But it definitely is innovative and creative. And while I am confused right now, I do think that it will sort itse
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Thea
I originally read this online as a web comic at mspaintadventures.com. Homestuck is one of the most interesting stories I have ever read. The art is incredible, the flashes are mind blowing, and the music is absolutely beautiful. I really have so much to say about this comic and how much I love it but I really can't express it into words nor can I think of a way to properly explain the plot without giving too much away. In brief: Homestuck is about 4 kids and 12 alien trolls who play a video gam ...more
Victoria Falzo
This rating/review isn't for the book, it's for the real thing, 'cause I haven't ever even *seen* this book anywhere...
Three out of Five stars...and yet I am still continuing...I don't know why...it's probably crazy...
-Okay, the fact that it was quite confusing makes it less than five stars, though apparently, it gets better...I didn't really find the first Act "boring" however.
-Language was pretty bad in some parts...okay, maybe a lot of parts...
-And, I really don't like reading stuff on the co
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Erik Fitzwater
IT WAS AMAZING READ IT ONLINE AT WWW.MSPAINADVENTURES.COM AND FIND THE DATE FROM 2009 ANS START READING THIS
Anaël Reyes
Mas de 6,000 paginas con textos biblicos
Pero su historia y los personajes son una obra maestra
Mike
I actually didn't read the hardcover book but instead the actual website. It was kind of slow, but also humorous and important as an introduction to the series. I'm currently in the middle of the 5th Act (book) which is only on the website. Although it could be classified as a "web comic", the story is told through text and recorded conversation between characters. Unlike a comic, the purpose of the pictures is to add depth to the story rather than tell it. This becomes increasingly true as the ...more
Misty Echols
I really love this book it is awesome ^_^
Dangomelans
(sorry for spoilers, i'm actually up to date with the actual webcomic.)

I must say, this is probably one of my favorite books ever. Its written in a nice style and the way it is displayed. It has a complex and confusing storyline, which makes it pretty awesome. The characters, especially the trolls, have a lot of links behind them which I found was a great way to base the characters on.

There is no possible way to explain it. Go on, just search MSPaintAdventures, click on that link that says homes
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Ein
May 30, 2013 Ein rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
По прочтению примерно 1500 панелей (примерно 4-й акт) имею сказать следующее. Первые две сотни - практически ни о чем и легко могут отвратить потенциального клиента. Потом становится интереснее. Потом выясняется, что там есть сюжет. Потом становятся видны хитрые закручивания этого сюжета во всех плоскостях. Потом я замучился и бросил, не дойдя, по слухам, до самого интересного. В этом явно что-то есть, но времени потребуется уйма.

Да, и музыкальные флешевые завершения актов просто божественны.
Bela
Feb 02, 2014 Bela marked it as to-read
Shelves: bela-s-shelf
I NEED TO READ THIS HOW DO YOU READ IT!
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