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Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels, buddy-read, read-in-2015, sci-fi

So. Saga, right?

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I was starting to feel like the only person in the universe who hadn't read Vaughan's supposedly fantastic title. But I don't generally go for the weird shit. Especially if they don't wear spandex.
And I knew if I hated this, the comic book mafia would be coming for me.
I'm a big enough person that I can admit that I was really really a little scared of my fellow nerdlings being disappointed in me.
However, unlike my fear of giant soul sucking spiders, this fear turned out to be foolish and unrealistic.

I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!

Would you like to do this to someone who pimps out children?
Me too! OMG! We have soooo much in common!

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And don't even get me started on Alana. She's possibly the most wonderfully realistic woman ever put down on paper. Ever! I could honestly spend the entire review just gushing about how funny this chick was.
When it opens, Alana is giving birth to Hazel. BEST birthing scene EVER!
"Am I shitting? It feels like I'm shitting!"
I was like, OMG! That's me! I said the same thing!
(view spoiler)

And Marko cutting the umbilical cord?
Well, I'm using the word cutting loosely.

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The plot centers around these two and their infant daughter, as they go on the run from the government that wants them dead. Marko, for escaping a work camp/prison. Alana, for deserting the army. It's a love story!
Only...with really insane looking alien species.
So, the lovebirds are on the run from bounty hunters and a prince with a tv head.
I swear! He has a tv for a head!

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Anyway, there are a couple of these bounty hunters on their trail, including The Will. He's a slice of awesomeness, but his partner steals the show. Lying Cat.
I want one! Who agrees with me? We all need a Lying Cat!

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This story is just fantastic. If you have kids, it might even be more fantastic for you. It's funny, interesting, action packed, and there were a couple of times I turned the page and went GASP!
Good stuff, good stuff.
If you're like me and tend to skirt around the weird stuff, don't let that stop you this time. It's just about the most honest, least weird, being married with children story I've ever read.
Highly Recommended to Everyone!

PS-
Giant Thank You to my friend, Mike, for gifting me this book. Sara's right, you're definitely a great guy.
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Reading Progress

April 17, 2014 – Shelved
March 24, 2015 – Started Reading
March 30, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Gavin (new) - added it

Gavin DO IT.


Anne I KNOW! I can't get it yet! Wah!


Anne OH. Wait...hahahahahaha! Never mind. I HAVE IT!


BellaGBear It is very good :D


'kris Pung So have you read this one yet?


Anne 'kris wrote: "So have you read this one yet?"

No. :(
It's on my computer, and that makes it harder to get to. Right now I'm in bed (on my phone) with some stomach bug. Sooooo. Lol! Yeah. Not on my computer.


message 7: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim I was blown away, too! Fantastic series...


Anne I want to read the next part, but I'm so backlogged! Too many books!


message 9: by Gavin (new) - added it

Gavin Oh thank god.


message 10: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne You haven't read it?


message 11: by Gavin (new) - added it

Gavin PSN. Of course I have, I mean thank god you didn't give some lame 3-star review...


Stepheny I love this review! And SAGA!! I have a Lying Cat for my Kindle case!



(among my other nerdy decals, thank Etsy!)


message 13: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne OH! I saw that 'added it' status. You read the omnibus version from Humble Bundle, didn't you?


message 14: by Gavin (new) - added it

Gavin Yes ma'am good recall.


message 15: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Stepheny wrote: "I love this review! And SAGA!! I have a Lying Cat for my Kindle case!
(among my other nerdy decals, thank Etsy!)"


Oh! MY! GOD! I want that! Love it, Stepheny!


message 16: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Gavin wrote: "Yes ma'am good recall."

It's 'cause I take my vitamins.


message 17: by Gavin (new) - added it

Gavin Way to combat early onset Alzheimer's!


Ronyell Awesome review Anne! This series is awesome! I'm planning on reading the fourth volume pretty soon!


Stepheny Anne wrote: "Oh! MY! GOD! I want that! Love it, Stepheny!"

Well, you can buy it here! LOL When my friend got it for me for my birthday I literally squeaked! LOL

https://www.etsy.com/listing/20739326...


Ɗẳɳ  2.☊ All are good, but Vol 1 & 3 are the best, 2 & 4 a bit weaker imo.


Akshay Not a word about The Stalk yet ??


Kelly (and the Book Boar) Holy twinspeak, Batman. Lying Cats for ALL! (Or just for Anne and me if there aren't enough to go around.) And dude on the crapper for the win.


message 23: by Logan (new) - added it

Logan glad you enjoyed it! This is one of the most talked about indie book ever!


message 24: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Kelly (and the Book Boar) wrote: "Holy twinspeak, Batman. Lying Cats for ALL! (Or just for Anne and me if there aren't enough to go around.) And dude on the crapper for the win."

Have you written yours yet? Must go look...


message 25: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Logan wrote: "glad you enjoyed it! This is one of the most talked about indie book ever!"

Did you read it, Logan?


message 26: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Akshay wrote: "Not a word about The Stalk yet ??"

She was insane!!!! I didn't want to give it all away, though. Ha! Freaking creepy ass spider....


message 27: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Dan 2.0 wrote: "All are good, but Vol 1 & 3 are the best, 2 & 4 a bit weaker imo."

I'll find out soon enough. Hopefully.


message 28: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Stepheny wrote: "Anne wrote: "Oh! MY! GOD! I want that! Love it, Stepheny!"

Well, you can buy it here! LOL When my friend got it for me for my birthday I literally squeaked! LOL

https://www.etsy.com/listing/2073..."


I'm sending this link to my husband as we speak. Now he knows what to get me!


message 29: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Ronyell wrote: "Awesome review Anne! This series is awesome! I'm planning on reading the fourth volume pretty soon!"

Thanks, Ronyell. I'm glad I finally got a chance to see what all the fuss was about!


Stepheny Anne wrote: "I'm sending this link to my husband as we speak. Now he knows what to get me!"

There ya go!! :D


Kelly (and the Book Boar) Anne wrote: "Have you written yours yet? Must go look..."

I did . . . and then I almost immediately deleted it from the feed because I'm an imbecile.


message 32: by Logan (new) - added it

Logan I read the first issue of this but that's all.


message 33: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Logan wrote: "I read the first issue of this but that's all."

Read it!


message 34: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Kelly (and the Book Boar) wrote: "Anne wrote: "Have you written yours yet? Must go look..."

I did . . . and then I almost immediately deleted it from the feed because I'm an imbecile."


Of course you are. Naturally, I've never done anything like that. *cough*


Alejandro Awesome review, Anne ;) Definitely this is a comic book series that I want to read.


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FUCK.

YES.


Ɗẳɳ  2.☊ Kat Stark wrote: "FUCK.

YES."


Seconded


message 38: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne I can't believe I'm just now getting to join this club. I didn't even know what I was missing!


message 39: by Ryan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ryan Stewart It might not seem possible but I honestly think it's only gotten better (through the end of Vol. 4)


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Had I not already read this your review would have convinced me to read it:P Btw, weird is good. Always.


message 41: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Ryan wrote: "It might not seem possible but I honestly think it's only gotten better (through the end of Vol. 4)"

I'm so glad you say that. I've heard mixed reviews about some of the other volumes. I have the omnibus, but I had to break it up to do this buddy read with Boar and the Book Kelly.


message 42: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne oOSarahOo wrote: "Had I not already read this your review would have convinced me to read it:P Btw, weird is good. Always."

Go Fetch! was weird. LOL


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Hey, I wouldn't know, I still haven't read it. It was weirdly awful more than awfully weird right? Can't wait to find out if it's worse than Pack Challenge. I really hope it is haha.


message 44: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Oh, Pack Challenge was leaps and bounds above Go Fetch!


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Oh really? That's kind of disappointing. I was looking forward to reading something *really* craptastic.


message 46: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Hang on...no. I rated it 3 stars. But the sex scenes were faaaar squickier.


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Anne wrote: "Hang on...no. I rated it 3 stars. But the sex scenes were faaaar squickier."

Aha! I knew it had to be worse somehow! Bumping it up!


message 48: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne Oh, you'll get your moneys worth.


Kelly (and the Book Boar) So my library doesn't have awesome stuff like Saga, but it has BOTH Go Fetch and Pack Challenge. I don't think I want to live on this planet anymore.


message 50: by Anne (new) - rated it 5 stars

Anne I say that every day. Also, my library doesn't have Saga, but has that entire other series.
Boo!


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