Bryan Lee O’Malley
“Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rockband, he’s “between jobs” and he’s dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott’s awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? The short answer is yes. The long answer is Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life.“
This was a surprisingly unique and fun read. It was thrilling and action-packed, I loved every moment of it. I did hate Scott in the first volume though, I do admit that, I don’t like cheating, even in fiction but that’s just a personal issue I had, but in later volumes he did seem a lot better and I grew to like him. I loved Wallace Wells, his roommate, though! Can I live with him? Probably not. I liked the idea of this too, it’s something I didn’t think I’d enjoy but it’s actually pretty gripping.
Well… There was only one, apart from my personal hate for cheating in fiction, which was the constant use of the word ‘r*tarded’. It was disgusting, though I don’t think I noticed it being used in the 6th volume and it wasn’t used in a more recent graphic novel by the author so maybe he’s learned? At least I hope so.
(I will be tagging the full word so that people can blacklist on Tumblr if need be).
Overall? This was a pretty fun and quick series to read. It is a graphic novel so it’d probably only take a day or two to read all of them.
Rating: 4/5 stars.