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Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Jan 06, 15

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According to my arbitrary Goodreads rating, I think this comic is twice as good as Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's enduringly popular drama about a couple stuck in a Manichean murder machine, driven to death by the stars. After giving this some thought, I’ve decided that this is a little bit off – Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together is way better than that!*

It’s not hard to deconstruct the appeal of this book, since its mix of pop culture signifiers is all right there on the surface, but Bryan Lee O’Malley knows what he’s doing, and this blast of Nintendo powered romantic comedy is the best in the series so far. Can you learn how to be a man without putting away your childish things? Everything from the title on down would seem to indicate: YES!

But is that enough?


*Of course, in reality this is just an example of the absurdity of giving three stars to an apple and five to a bear trap.


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