Scott Pilgrim 1-3 by Bryan Lee O’Malley [Review]

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  3. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness

It seems Book Bloggers are doing some some decent damage to my T.B.R. pile at the moment, just last week I read and loved Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters, which was recommended by Amanda, and in the same week I also finished the third book in this superbly fun series, and the thanks this time go to Chris.

The series is getting a UK (re?)-issue at the moment, obviously in preparation for the upcoming movie.

Scott is a young twenty-something Canadian guy, struggling with no longer being a teenager, but not quite wanting to be a proper adult just yet.

The series opens with Scott and his new high-school girlfriend, 17 year-old Knives. Scott either spends his time on dates, lounging around in the one room apartment he shares with his gay best friend, and playing in his band.

Life is pretty sweet for Scott, until one night at a party, he meets Ramona Flowers, the girl of his dreams. All Scott needs to do is dump Knives (in the nicest way possible – he may be a slacker, but he is a pretty decent guy) and get Ramona to date him. Only to do that, he must defeat Romona’s 7 evil ex-boyfriends.

Bryan Lee O’Malley, brings his wonderfully likeable cast of characters to life, in a rather unique way, it’s almost like they live in one of the computer games Scott is so obsessed with. Complete with floating head and boxes to denote extra lives and power ups and end of level bad-buys that Scott must fight against to progress.

There’s also a neat running theme where characters refer to there lives as past and future volumes, almost as if you know they are in a comic book…

A brilliantly fun set of books, now just have to wait for the next couple of books to get their UK releases (end of this month thankfully!)

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2 thoughts on “Scott Pilgrim 1-3 by Bryan Lee O’Malley [Review]

  • February 20 at 4:10 am
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    So glad you enjoyed them Darren!! I’m really hoping that they don’t totally screw up the movie..I’m thinking they won’t. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest 😀

  • February 19 at 8:32 pm
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    This sounds like such a fun series!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan =-.

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