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Giant Days, Vol. 4

(Giant Days #13-16)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,856 ratings  ·  434 reviews
It's springtime at Sheffield University — the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and fast-pals Susan, Esther and Daisy continue to survive their freshman year of college. Susan is barely dealing with her recent breakup with McGraw, Esther is considering dropping out of school, and Daisy is trying to keep everyone and everything from falling apart! Combined with h ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 14th 2017 by BOOM! Box (first published February 14th 2017)
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Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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okay, now THIS is where it’s at!

i was pretty disappointed with volume 3 - all dumb scattered subplots with significantly less humor and charm than i’d come to expect. but this one is completely back on track. laffs! realistic situations! no weird crime families! (which was in the second volume, but whatever) i am able to love these characters again without reservation!

their dorkiness:

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their loyalty:

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the sweet dumb oblivion of youth

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their expressive outrage

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their esther’s amplified woe

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and all
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
It's springtime at Sheffield University—the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and fast-pals Susan, Esther and Daisy continue to survive their freshman year of college. Susan is barely dealing with her recent breakup with McGraw, Esther is considering dropping out of school, and Daisy is trying to keep everyone and everyTHING from falling apart! Combined with house-hunting, indie film festivals, and online dating, can the girls make it to second year?

This volume was so fun and lively.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Hello excuse me I have become obsessed with this series
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paidkindle, graphics
Giant Days volume 4 takes me back to the student life where the educational crisis (am I in a right field, is this what I wanna do the rest of my life, how to take care of my studies and my personal economy) strikes with its force. The rite of leaving behind the dependence of your teenager years, and entering into an independence of an adult-wannabe stage.

One of the most challenging things in my student years was to find a decent, affordable place to live in while the income was low, and most m
Sam Quixote
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-comics-2017
After being persuaded to give university a second chance, Esther triumphantly returns to Sheffield with Susan and Daisy for the tubthumpin’ second year. And then they realise they got nowheres to live! Oh ladies. Classic Gigantic Hays! While Susan joins Tinder in the vain hope of getting over McGraw, Esther falls for a student film director and becomes the leading lady in his movie. This is Giant Days Volume 4… aannnnd ACTION!

Among the many things I adore about this series, the balance between
A whole lot happens in this volume. This series is so much fun and like college, it is exploring everything to figure out who it is. The girls go to Esther's house and convince her to stay in school. Esther is cut off and has to figure out money. Susan tries out dating and she does 3 dates in one day and none of them go well. McGraw moves on. One of my favorites storylines is Daisy volunteering for new student tours. She gets a wild group and ends up getting a smack on the lips for her trouble. ...more
Bee (Heart Full of Books)
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The house-hunt was too relatable:

I just love this series so much, if you about to attend uni, are currently at uni, or want nostalgia for your uni days then you need to jump on this series. It's incredible. I can't wait to see what the girls get up to over the summer and I hope this graphic novel series continues until they graduate!
David Schaafsma
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
More Lumberjanes for adults! This is a volume I really liked a lot. I feel I'm very much in the groove of it now. We are still in year one, first year uni for Susan, Esther, and Daisy. It’s spring term and Susan is in the throes of breakup with McGraw:

"Do you need to go somewhere and repeatedly fail the Bechdel test?"
"Yes I do."

Esther is struggling with whether to drop out and/or get a job. Daisy is trying to take care of her friends and everything else. Apartment-hunting, indie film festival, o
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Most of this volume seems to be the roommates looking for a new place to live, which seems strange to do in the middle of their first year at college... maybe things are different in the UK! Also dealing with relationships. Light and fun, mostly. Not gonna lie, this is the kind of thing I "read" on my iPad while watching something on tv.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just as fun and enjoyable a read as the last 3 volumes, this volume was long-awaited by me and I'd had it pre-ordered for several months! It definitely did not disappoint. Esther's character is still as hilarious and dramatic as usual, and I liked that her character really shined in this particular volume. I'm not sure if there is going to be a volume 5, but I sincerely hope so!
Paul E. Morph
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another superb volume of Giant Days From the pen of John Allison!

This one has it all: The girls get exposed to a radioactive isotope, gain super powers and stitch together skimpy latex costumes in order to fight crime! Not only that, but a man-made virus escapes from a top secret government installation and brings the dead back to life as brain-hungry zombies! Susan gets hooked on heroin and has to go into the porn business to make ends meet!

A-hem... Actually, none of that happens, but I wasn't
I can define these series in one word: FUN
Just love to see how they struggle through University!
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Daisy needs to stop being so relatable, I can't take it. Also, this is SO authentic to the UK university experience, it's unreal. Can this series keep going forever and ever?
Rachel (Kalanadi)
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2017-releases
This one made me laugh out loud multiple times!
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A bit more drama, a bit more serous. B the characters are still fun and we get to know them more and more. I'm hoked.
Ashley Brooks
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This series just continues to be fun and entertaining. I love it.
"Do you need to go somewhere and repeatedly fail the Bechdel test?"
"Yes I do."

After a little bit of a weird slump with Vol. 3, I am back in love with this series.

Susan is fresh off her break-up with McGraw (she sees moustaches everywhere!), and tries to fill the hole with various activities and other men, and nothing is working. Esther has vowed not to come back to school after the Easter holidays after messing everything up all year and in general being a hot sexy mess. And Daisy is . . . stil
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just have one thing to say and one thing only. Where in the hell is volume 5?!? If you haven't started this series yet I need you to hurry up and pick up the first volume. This is one of the best slice of life comics I've ever ever read.
Lea (drumsofautumn)
Still not sure if I wanna BE Esther or MARRY Esther!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic_novel, scribd
I have to say that I like Susan and McGraw a lot, but this is breaking my heart.
Really curious what happens next
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I know this volume isn't released yet but individual issues are and I prefer to add it this way than to add every single issue.

Girls are just as fun as always.Four volumes and it's still unpretentious but very fun and funny comic and I want more.
Wing Kee
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is just so beautifully character driven.

World: The art is beautiful, it's simple and oozing with personal voice and personality, it informs the tone and the feel of the book so very much that this book would be so different without it. The world building here is basic, it moves the story forward but mostly it is merely there for the character drama to play out.

Story: 4 little tales that are short, sweet and full of wonderful banter and interaction. These tales mainly focuses on Esth
Melissa Chung
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I never have anything bad to say about Giant Days. It's just an incredible graphic novel about college girls. They are delightful. I love reading about their lives.

Volume 4 is chapters 13-16. If you haven't read this graphic novel series, what are you waiting for? Since this is an ongoing story line, I'll try to keep it spoiler free. Chapter 13 the girls are on Easter vacation and Esther is having second thoughts on going back to university after the break. Chapter 14 we learn the girls need ne
Stewart Tame
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
House hunting! And Susan is still struggling to get over her breakup with McGraw. Esther’s parents are cutting off her allowance, forcing her to hunt for a job. And Daisy is trying to keep everyone and everything together as usual, though a new prospect for romance beckons …

This book is seriously addictive. I think they mix opium into the ink or something. I love John Allison’s character design sketches at the back of the book. They should have kept Cosmo’s Stryper tattoo, dammit!

Really liking I
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I love the characters, all of them! They are just so realistic and relatable! I love how there is no actual plot and it's more like a sitcom type of thing.

They are all so funny, quirky and hilarious.

I'll be repeating myself but GO AND READ IT! It's phenomenal. My favourite graphic novel EVAAAAHH!
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
Always a fun little treat.
Paz R.M.
" I'm the Andy Serkis of imagining cinematic entities that might be played by Andy Serkis. You're lucky you found me."

3.5 stars
Such a feel-good series, I love it. The characters are always on point, the banter is great and it feels relatable and ridiculous at the same time. The only reason I gave this one 3 stars instead of 4, like the others, is cause I laughed less, and there were plenty laughs in the previous volumes, and it took me a few sittings to finish it.
That being said, it's still
This comic series continues to be a light and fun read, and even though I’m not too crazy about the over-expressive art or the characters, I keep coming back for more of this silliness that often rings true:

ashley (saidthestory)
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series SO MUCH!
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, ya
Vēl arvien labi, interesanti un forši.

“- Do you need to go somewhere and repeatedly fail The Bechdel Test?
- Yes, I do.”
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John Allison is the author and artist of the British webcomics Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery.

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