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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim #5)

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Scott Pilgrim just turned 24, and things couldn't possibly be better This means things are about to get infinitely worse Suddenly, TWO of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends are in town, and they're playing dirty. His band is in turmoil, and his own exes aren't making things any easier. And what's up with Ramona, anyway? She's been acting kinda weird ever since they moved in toget ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published February 17th 2009 by Oni Press
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Zoë
Jul 22, 2016 Zoë rated it liked it
This volume was a tad repetitive and didn't stand out amongst the others, but I feel like it's leading up to a great ending!
Alejandro
Fifth Level!


This is the fifth book (in a series of six) of “Scott Pilgrim” saga.


Creative Team:

Creator, writer and illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley


PILGRIM’S PATH GOT A GLOW

I don’t care who you are, or where you’re from. Or… what you did. As long as you love me.

I’ve done bad things

We both have. Everyone has!

Scott Pilgrim is now 24 years old (with Birthday party, cake and stuff), and Ramona Flowers revealed in the previous book that she’s 24 years old, so now they both are of the same age
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Caroline
Nov 15, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
THIS is actually probably my least favourite of the series so far because it felt very repetitive and there wasn't much plot happening. Ramona is mad at Scott, they fight and he sleeps at the houses of his friends. They make up. The twins appear. Lather, rinse and repeat.

I still love the art style and the quirky humour; plus I am really keen for the last volume but this one was kind of disappointing.
Jim Ef
Jan 09, 2016 Jim Ef rated it it was amazing
This started with the typical nice way. It was all like cool lines, humor, Scott fighting guys, cute moments and Ramona vs Knives…. and then
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Jeannette Nikolova
Aug 01, 2016 Jeannette Nikolova rated it really liked it
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This volume felt more serious and kind of depressing in comparison to the others and I think the reason for that was the idea that things need to get worse before they get better. In a nutshell.

I also thought that here we saw more mature themes and more sexual innuendo than in the previous volumes and most of all, worse moments for both main characters. This was a defining volume for Ramona as a character and I really pitied her in the bedroom scene. Sc
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Mohammed
Aug 15, 2015 Mohammed rated it it was amazing
Scott pilgrim never disappoints. This was such a AWESOME Graphic novel. It opens up and makes it ready for the final volume. This has also got to be one of my favorites in the whole series. So EPIC!!! The ending had me like "I need the final book now!!!" It had everything you need in graphic novel. Epicness, humor, action and much much more. The evil ex boyfriends were AMAZING! And just everything was AMAZING!Overall this book was KICKASS and AWESOME
BookCupid
Jan 13, 2016 BookCupid rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
This isn't the last vol. in the series, and yet it feels like the end.

After so many physical fights Scott has endured over his girlfriend Ramona (her ex-boyfriends show up throughout the entire series), it appears he still hasn't won. Her heart that is. Ramona seems discontent with him. She no longer disguises her loss of interest in his band, dislikes his possessive nature of checking her cellphone and seems bored of putting up with his immaturity (Scott is 24 and works part-time. Can't afford
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karly
Apr 20, 2013 karly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Ramona, oh Ramona..

Jamil
Jul 25, 2010 Jamil rated it really liked it
not sure why I didn't get this on my first read but...

Vol. 4 okay, is a retread of all the moves of the series so far, the ex battle, the game elements, the girl from Scott's past, Scott being clueless & dumb. Amplified, played for laughs sure, but the moves are old, tired and you've seen 'em before. There's a cursory feint towards Scott growing up, getting his shit together which gives it an illusion of change, but really, Vol. 4 is the same ol' Scott Pilgrim, the one you know and love. And
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Becky
Jun 18, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
These books man. Sometimes it's like reading about my friends. Here we are, 24 or so, dead broke, trying to make a go of it, hurting each other every time we turn around. My favourite part in this book is when Kim gets on a train:
Scott: Sorry about... everything.
Kim:Not your fault.
Scott: *thinks really hard for a couple of panels* I'm sorry about me.
Kim: Apology accepted.

The moments of realizations, the coming to terms with ourselves as bad people, and then taking those steps and saying the hard
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DJ
So much like the movie, yet an entire entity of its own. So worth the five stars! What can I say, though, without spoiling it?

This is the book where Scott's voyage through the Seven Deadly Exes really takes a turn. The fight against the Katayanagi twins, Kyle and Ken, was so different and new, I almost thought Scott wouldn't make it to the end of the book--whether he did or not is for you to read. (although, come on, there is a book 6).

There are more parties Scott and Ramona attend, more random
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Michelle. D.
Jun 25, 2011 Michelle. D. rated it it was amazing
So this is a review for the entire series.
it was amazzzzing by the way.

The characters were so unique and interacted with each other soooo well and it was just awesome!!!
Scott- Funny as hell.
Ramona- Cool as hell.
Knives- Obsessed as hell.
Stephen Stills- Laid back as hell.
Kim- Awesome as hell.
Stacey- Normal as hell.
Wallace- Amazing as hell.
Young Neil- Cute as hell.
Gideon- Annoying as hell.
Natalie(aka Envy)- Retarded as hell.
Lisa- Random as hell.
Julie- Mean as hell.
Mathew Petal- Amusing as hell.
Luca
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Nicola Mansfield
Jan 05, 2013 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was ok
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This was the worst book in the series for me. It's Scott's 24th birthday and he has matured a bit like I wanted him to over the course of these books. At least he's no longer using girls and being a major jerk, though he is still a jerk. Ramona's behaviour is suddenly all out of character and she appears to just disappear. o..kay?... Anyone doing the math is not surprised to know that this book's boyfriend will have to be twins, otherwise how do we get 7 ev
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J.G. Keely
Mar 21, 2016 J.G. Keely rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, reviewed
I think what annoys me about the sort of music fandom depicted by the Scott Pilgrim characters is not simply that they value music solely because of their emotional reactions to it, but they act as if this somehow makes them special, as if their emotional connection to the music were somehow more valid than the average jugglette's.

Then there's the obsession with the rarity of music: collecting unknown bands and staking claim, which is a symptom of the fact that most trendy people don't recognize
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Elizabeth
Dec 02, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another hilarious book from Brian Lee O'Malley! I love the world he creates for the characters. I also love that he leaves no stone unturned. He'll bring back some things from the first couple of books, and it fits so well with the storyline. It's sheer perfection. I love how even though a little faith goes a long way in Scott's fights, he is still so insecure about his relationship with Ramona. There are a lot of really funny scenes. Most of them incorporate what's being drawn around characters ...more
Samuel Ch.
Mar 08, 2016 Samuel Ch. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En este tomo vemos a un Scott en un ambiente mucho más maduro. Las fiestas, la cruda correspondiente, los celos, el engaño y el empleo forman parte importante en la vida de Scott.

Ramona sigue siendo aquí una especie de fantasma; un poco ausente y desabrida, pero supongo que es en favor de conservar su misterio y poder revelarlo todo al final en la pelea contra Gideon.

Para estos capítulos Scott es mucho más fuerte emocionalmente, aunque sigue diciendo cosas ingenuas y divertidas (¡Vuelvo enseguid
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Tammy
Oct 20, 2010 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Pretty sure this is the Empire Strikes Back of the series. I really loved it.
Chanel Earl
Aug 16, 2014 Chanel Earl rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
If this book had a face, I would punch it's face in the face.
Matt Smith
Aug 05, 2015 Matt Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015, comics
I remember when Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5 came out. The anticipation. The excitement. The drama. The need to read it as son as I got my hands on it. The claim that once again Bryan Lee O'Malley really nailed it and knocked it out of the park.

But having read it again, now, finally, years after knowing how it ends and where it all goes, I find myself very... conlicted.

I'll go back to Harry Potter. That's the easiest comparison. I remember with Harry Potter that I really liked the sixth book, but didn't
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 10, 2010 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
By far this is one of the best!!

The pictures were fab and I freaking LOVE all the pannels with the cat in it!!

- A Review from a mother of a 13 year old boy -

* Not really a ton of crude language in this one. I was shocked that the word Asshat was used. I mean... This was written by a dude... I actaully had to explain to my hubz what an asshat was, a couple of months ago. He then told me that dudes don't say that word. Maybe he just didn't get the memo.

* There are 3 pannels of shadow nookie but th
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Freesiab
Jan 11, 2016 Freesiab rated it really liked it
Rating individually is hard. Book 5 has a lot of inner conflicts for the characters
Sophie (The Uneducated Reader) Aylmore
carried on my goodwill from the last volume. 3.5 stars.
Brendon Schrodinger
Jul 20, 2013 Brendon Schrodinger rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Ramona has twin ex boyfriends? Get out really. What other chauvanistic sexual fetishes can you put on this poor girl?

So now the parasite known as Scott Pilgrim has Ramona for a host. His band is splitting up and he just can't catch a break. Aw.

His stalker high school ex girlfriend fights Ramona in a girls bathroom. Are you sure O'Malley isn't 17 years old?

And the end reveals that Ramona has left Scott (YAY) to go back to her ex, Gideon, to set up the final book.

Ramona
Jun 08, 2016 Ramona rated it it was amazing
"A hangover. Remember? Tequila? Aaall that tequila?"

Turn back to when I was Ramona, as she is on this cover, for Halloween. A couple of people even recognized me; it was great! And then my mom bought me her bag for Christmas!! I love it so much and still use it today.

But anyways, wow, this one was a rollarcoaster. The part where Kim lied about Ramona's text actually broke my heart; what a queen... And then Kim left and Scott apologized to her and my feels were just all over the place throughout
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Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
I don't even like graphic novels, but these are amazing. They make me happy for some reason.
Keith Moser
May 08, 2015 Keith Moser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Enjoyed this one possibly as much as I did the first volume. Scott had fewer total idiot moments (although confusing his brother [with a different last name] for Gideon does rank up there on the Idio-meter) and the full-volume conflict between Scott and the twins (and their robots) was adventurous.

I liked seeing Ramona & Kim interact more, and I wonder if the ending of the novels is going to be a lot different than the movie... I'm definitely sensing something that might happen, but I don't
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Marco
Dec 06, 2011 Marco rated it it was amazing
I love Scott Pilgrim and I finished this book in a day!!!!!!!!
Eric Mesa
I read Scott Pilgrim in its original manga-sized, black and white form when it first came out. With the final volume of the color version coming out this year, I thought it would be a great time to revisit the story as well as looking at how the addition of color changes things. I’ll be exploring the story and themes volume by volume. This time, volume 5.

For the most part, everyone’s era of extended adolescence is coming to an end. Some of the blame for this development can be laid upon the shou
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Dory
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Sam Quixote
Aug 23, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing
If you’ve made it to the fifth volume, chances are you won’t need much to get you to read it and then the next – you’re probably too invested in the series to even question whether or not it’s as good, etc. But of course it is. With Scott and Ramona in relationship heaven, living together happily, stormy weather was bound to make its way to them sooner or later, and it does. Ramona finds out Scott’s was in a relationship with Knives Chau when he began seeing her and she flips out.

While Scott wa
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Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist. His first original graphic novel was Lost at Sea (2003), and he is best-known for the six-volume Scott Pilgrim series (2004 to 2010). All of his Scott Pilgrim graphic novels were published by Portland, Oregon-based Oni Press. In July 2014 his graphic novel Seconds was released by Ballantine Books. He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and forme ...more
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“You stole him with your advanced American slut technology! You're not nice!” 11 likes
“We have a mutual friend, see, and she- Ah, screw it. This is Gideon. When would it be convenient for you to die?” 6 likes
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