Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

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Thursday, January 11, 2007
by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I think this comic is best introduced in the words of its hero, Scott Pilgrim. So here's The Story of Scott Pilgrim (As Told by Scott Pilgrim): My name is Scott Pilgrim! I'm 23 and I live in Toronto with my cool gay roommate, Wallace Wells. I'm in a band called Sex Bob-omb (we're not very good though), and I'm "between jobs". Some of my friends say I'm a freeloader, but I think Wallace is just really nice! Anyway, I've been having some girl troubles lately. I kind of ended up dating this girl with, uh, seven evil ex-boyfriends, apparently? Her name is Ramona Flowers and she's from New York, which makes her super extra-cool. Anyway, her ex-boyfriends keep showing up to fight me! It's really extreme and stuff!! Girls show up from my past to make things more complicated, and it's not like having a relationship is easy to begin with! I've got baggage and stuff, okay?!

I think what I like best is that although this is a relationship comic, it's one with a self-depricating sense of humor -- a crucial factor for my personal enjoyment! The side characters are great -- Wallace and Scott's sister Stacey are my favorites so far. Plus, the whole "seven evil ex-boyfriends" element keeps it zingy. Scott is aimless but charming at the beginning, but by the time we get to the first evil ex-boyfriend (Matthew Patel -- Ramona's 7th grade boyfriend) he really seems to be gaining a sense of purpose. I look forward to seeing what comes next. I enjoyed it a lot and am glad to see that there are 3 volumes out now.
5 comments on "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life"
  1. I have this on hold from the Multnomah County library. You have yet to steer me wrong with anything involving entertainment, or the "fine arts", if you will.

  2. Woo Hoo! I think you'll like it. And if you don't, it's a really fast read so you shouldn't be mad at me for long.

  3. Please. I could never be mad at you. If I do not like the book I will simply not read it.

  4. Aw, I have to play catch-up, with your blogger posts. You have been busy! I have missed so many and that is a good thing, right--so much to look forward to.

  5. ha ha! patty, you are too kind.


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