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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Jun 12, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, graphic-novels, ya-fiction, romance, scifi-fantasy
Read in June, 2010

I've read three of these books in the past three days, and I'm looking forward to the fourth today. They show the general flailing many of us do in our early 20s both lifewise and romancewise (and O'Malley makes this very real, but because it's a graphic novel, not annoying, as it would feel in 200 pages of a prose novel), crossed with features of video games and comic books -- for instance, his girlfriend's league of Evil Ex-Boyfriends, one of whom transforms into a pile of coins after Scott defeats him. Also, all the people talk and sound like real people, esp. real friends and exes, sitting around insulting each other, having deep conversations, or shooting bull; they do some neat things with time-jumping I'd love to see tried in a prose novel; and they're funny as hell. Utterly delightful.

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