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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset (Scott Pilgrim #1-6)

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Looking for the perfect entry point into the world of Scott Pilgrim? Well, this is it, buddy! All six volumes of Bryan Lee O'Malley's epic tale of a slacker's quest to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends! All together in a beautiful new slipcase! Also includes an exclusive poster featuring an all-new full color piece by Bryan L ...more
Paperback, 1208 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Oni Press (first published January 5th 2010)
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J.G. Keely
Mar 21, 2016 J.G. Keely rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, reviewed
You know that thing, where you find this great webcomic and spend half an hour clicking through it backwards, seeing whether it only had a few good strips, or whether its actually solid throughout, and then you figure "what the hell, I'm not doing anything tonight" and so you click the 'archive' button, and go back to the first comic, and it's from 2002, and it's just bad--flat art, dumb jokes, no sense of pacing? That's the experience of reading Scott Pilgrim.

The jokes lack subtlety and insight
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Prongs
Dec 07, 2011 Prongs rated it it was amazing
BREAD MAKES YOU FAT?!?!
Tung
Dec 28, 2010 Tung rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Everyone brings a context to their book reviews. Someone who has worked in the fast food industry, for example, brings a very different perspective to a review of Fast Food Nation than someone who hasn’t. For me, I bring two contexts to this review: (1) I broke my rule of always reading the book before watching the film adaptation (Scott Pilgrim vs the World was one of my favorite movies of 2010); and (2) I was (am?) an awkward, video-game obsessed, neurotic-about-girls guy – so I’m sorta pre-di ...more
Ethan
May 31, 2012 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't get it. A lot of folks talk about how lovable these books are and OHOHOHOHOH AMAZING GRAPHIC NOVELS YES, but I don't see it. It's boring, predictable, filled with un-relatable characters, and just sort of trite.

I wasn't nerdy enough to think it was amazing every time he used OOOOOO VIDEO GAME FONT and said LEVEL UP.

I'm too... not an emotional moron, for lack of a better term, to find any of the characters (with the exception of some minors) relatable or likable in any way. If the grand
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Isaac Jourden
Mar 09, 2016 Isaac Jourden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read each book individually (rather than the bundle) but wanted to do a single review for all of them.

What a treat. Scott Pilgrim is filled with lovable but terrible people, plenty of wit, and quotable dialogue throughout. The best part, though is how O'Malley really uses the graphic novel format to great effect.

Nearly every panel has things in it to get a chuckle from the reader. His detail is meticulous and there are often jokes and humor stuffed into panels that are easily missed on a qui
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Ben
Jul 20, 2012 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-rated, a-owned, comics
Much better than the film (where spastic Scott is replaced by generic Michael Cera and Ramona becomes a cardboard cutout), the Scott Pilgrim series was generally enjoyable and rather clever. I hold a particular fondness for the twins/robots, Julie, and the wonderful line near the end that reads something like, "His brain doesn't need any more damage from you!" "Wait, more damage?"

That said, there are a couple things to note. First, the characters are very two-dimensional, except maybe Scott and
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Alex Griffiths
Sep 08, 2010 Alex Griffiths rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Rather than rate each book individually, it made more sense to review them as a contingent.

I got into the Scott Pilgrim series backwards. I follow a few webcomic artists' Twitterfeeds, and there was mention of buying Scott Pilgrim books from Brian Lee O'Malley. Naturally, I checked out Scott Pilgrim, and found out about the film. After seeing the film and being left in awe, the next natural progression was to read the books.

Scott Pilgrim, the story of the eponymous character's battle against his
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Ren the Unclean
I am reviewing these all at once. There isn't enough to differentiate each volume to warrant multiple reviews.

Scott Pilgrim is a fairly well told story about a hipster kid dealing with love and fighting in Canada. It is certainly flawed, but ends up being pretty entertaining.

The art in Scott Pilgrim is basically appealing, in a simplistic way, but tends to detract more from the book than it adds. The characters are plain and are not very well differentiated from each other, causing scenes to be
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Danica
Hmm.. I guess when I started reading Scott Pilgrim in comic book format I was expecting a bit more. I did like how there's additional detail about Scott's and Ramona's previous relationships in the comics. I also enjoyed learning more about Ramona's backstory --it explained why she and Scott were a good initial match. In the film version, I didn't understand why Ramona wanted to be with Scott... He's kind of a lame character, but hey, at least he's nice to girls when he's romantically interested ...more
Keith
Dec 25, 2010 Keith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Started checking these out from the library as it was cheaper than going back to see the movie a second time. My commitment to reading the whole series grew with each book, and by far my favorite section is the summer between evil-ex-fights in book 4. The latter books, in which it comes to light what a complete schmuck Scott really is and how, despite being 'the greatest fighter in the province', he is completely reliant on everyone around him for everything else -- well, it's the sort of group ...more
Hannah  Messler
Jul 13, 2014 Hannah Messler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aww it would be really hard not to like these books, even though it would be cool if everyone didn't say bitch gay and retarded like a million times each. Have you seen the movie? It is, quite possibly, the greatest film ever made.
Tuğçe
Mar 21, 2016 Tuğçe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved the movie, loved the books better.
Sebastien
Feb 09, 2015 Sebastien rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comedy
Actually rather good once you get past the part that's been covered by the movie (which is still good, but a bit repetitive as the adaptation is rather true to the comic). Never really clear about what's the evil ex-boyfriends' goals and all that. I think I actually preferred Knives in the movie, she seems rather unnecessary once the first volume is done. The ending is a bit saccharine. Scott's a bit more assholeish in there and, honestly, I didn't really notice him changing that much, but heck, ...more
Dimas
Jul 19, 2016 Dimas rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Modernxs, intelectuales sin ínfulas de grandeza, parados mantenidos por mamá. Combinar y emplatar.
Hace unos años intenté leer este tebeo, con un resultado terrible: lo detesté más allá de lo imaginable, no pudiendo pasar de las primeras páginas y de un hojeo suspirante del resto, con su consiguiente perdida de fe en la humanidad, y etcétera: en otras palabras, estaría bastante de acuerdo con la reseña del viejo Keely al respecto, que encabeza el insigne buzón de comentarios sobre la obra en esta nuestra red social de gente culta que se tiene en alta estima.
Hace poco, y como para sobrevivir,
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Mary
I used to think Scott Pilgrim was a romance, Scott and Ramona, making it happen, but now I think it's a coming-of-age story and the romance is just the vehicle, the way that the zombie apocalypse was for Shaun of the Dead or how, more frequently, summer camp or a road trip is. Scott is a pretty childish/like guy: he ignores his friends' dilemmas, he looks at it as a revelation when he gets a job, he plays video games all day instead of unloading the dishwasher just once like Ramona asks. In some ...more
Ea Solinas
May 07, 2015 Ea Solinas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to think of a slacker more endearing than Scott Pilgrim -- he's funny, cool, unpretentious, and awkwardly romantic.

And you get to see all of that in "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset," which adds a rock'n'roll sci-fi twist to the usual boy-meets-girl story. Most of it ambles across the daily adventures of Scott's life as he falls in love, but Bryan Lee O'Malley carefully it into a tale of good vs. evil, enduring love, evil exes, subspace passages, and the struggle to overcome the
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Hugh
Oct 22, 2014 Hugh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious, different and layered. Scott Pilgrim is what every 21st Century nerd needs to read.

It's easy with this sort of narrative to create something purely self-indulgent and designed as mere wish fulfilment and, at first, the first few volumes look as if they may head in that direction. Scott is you. He is the reader. He is the white, straight male manchild with the emotional maturity of a preteen, despite being well into his twenties. He somehow finds himself in a relationship with both a h
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Tzu-Mainn Chen
Jul 12, 2014 Tzu-Mainn Chen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I watched "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" when it first came out in movie theaters. I came out of the movie a) feeling extremely satisfied with what I had just seen, and b) knowing that I would never read the comic book on which the movie was based. I loved the movie for its distinctive characters and imaginative visuals; however I found the character of Scott Pilgrim extremely insufferable. Entitled, whiny, self-centered - I couldn't imagine following Scott through six volumes of his life.

It turn
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Nour Oueidat
Jul 07, 2016 Nour Oueidat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a cool comic to binge read in one day.
I loved how even though Scott is 23, he somehow is still able to manage his life and relationships like a clueless teenager. He almost doesn't remember anything from his past that he doesn't like and he doesn't have a job or own anything.
The comic also reduces all possible traits of exes into evil and non-evil (evil also includes smoking).
At first i thought that evil-exes represent the baggage you carry with you into a relationship, but i don't think t
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m_miriam
Jul 09, 2013 m_miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
It was okay... The whole series is essentially about dysfunctional relationships and unhealthy communication. For me, the final book was the most interesting and problematic because it is so focused on the abuse and manipulation of Ramona and Gideon's relationship, which is emphasized by the captivity of Gideon's ex-girlfriends and Ramona's psychic captivity. Also, Scott was not a particularly engaging hero for me, he's thoughtless and inconsiderate for the most part.
Mathew
Apr 18, 2011 Mathew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I adored the Scott Pilgrim movie, so I just had to read the novels. I love how well the characters translated on screen, (except that they made Ramona a huge bitch when she's really not) and then you read the books and it's not like they are any different, but there's so much more to them. You really do get to know them better, as if they're becoming your friends. And plus, I'm an indie geek who likes video games, so these novels were pretty much made for me.
Nailya
Sep 11, 2014 Nailya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't finished the series yet, but I'm already totally in love with it. Yep, I am one of those bad bad people who watched the film first (and loved it!), but that only brings an appreciation of how well the movie is made, not boredom at the fact that naturally the novel is less visual.

Each generation has those books which reflect it, with its hopes, dreams and fears. What I love about Scott Pilgrim is that it is a book about us, the current twenty to thirty somethings. About a world where p
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Allison Brown
Dec 11, 2015 Allison Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hardly read graphic novels and/or comic books.

And when I do... I find that I forget the plot and don't hold onto anything of value.

So... speaking from a non-fan of the writing style, I think I read all six of the Scott Pilgrim books under a week laughing out loud and enjoying every second.

The whole series is unique and is easily relatable to anybody who is in cahoots with a gamer.
Allison
Sep 29, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is so much fun. Quirky, charming, and funny, with action and excitement. Loved the characters. The illustrations are great--simple looking, but so clearly depicting various nuances of emotion (and humor). There are plenty of in-jokes and references for gamers, but I myself have never played video games and still loved this series.
Jack Kelly
Jan 19, 2015 Jack Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book, it's funny and I like the way it has pictures. I recommend this book for anyone that like comics, books, reading, reads, goods and other website associated things.
Milky
Sep 11, 2014 Milky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is soo friggin awesome, there are no words to describe it. While the books stand alone have some minor flaws, they're nothing compared to it as a whole. I felt there was certain aspects in some of the books I wanted to dig deeper in and to perhaps see a bigger back story then shown but otherwise this book delivers and deserves all the praise it gets. The animation/art is just punk rock! I feel that its old school meets new age, making these books different then anything I've ever see ...more
Bryan Cottle
Dec 21, 2010 Bryan Cottle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We are Sex Bob-omb! Scott Pilgrim Rocks! Action, Rock & Roll, and Scott dating Ramona Flowers...... heck I would fight seven evil ex-boyfriends just to read this series.
jonathan
Mar 20, 2011 jonathan rated it it was amazing
I would not be able to write a review better than Joss Whedon's - "Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of out time. With Kung Fu, so, yea: perfect"
Casey Peterson
May 16, 2012 Casey Peterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the Graphic Novel, watch the movie, or play the video game. Doesn't matter what you do they are all a solid A+
Debby
May 26, 2014 Debby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott Pilgrim is a fast, funny, and inventive read. The geeky humor is authentic, and the author knows just when to break the fourth wall. Many of the characters are not good people (Scott in particular is kind of a loser), but the humor and style were so inviting that I rooted for them anyway.

My husband and I bought the books, but I'd recommend getting them from a library because it only took a few hours to read all of them, and I don't feel a compelling desire to read them again. We solved th
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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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Other Books in the Series

Scott Pilgrim (6 books)
  • Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1)
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Scott Pilgrim, #2)
  • Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim, #3)
  • Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim, #4)
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
  • Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (Scott Pilgrim, #6)

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