Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life : Volume 1

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Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, he's in a rock band, 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 unravelled in `Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life', the first instalment of Bryan Lee O'Malley's brilliant `Scott Pilgrim' graphic novel series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 130g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 0007340478
  • 9780007340477
  • 11,245

Review quote

'Earlier this week, an English journalist claimed Jonathan Franzen's soon-to-be published "Freedom" as the novel of the century. A ludicrous accolade, not least because it should more rightly go to Korean-Canadian writer Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comic-book series.' Telegraph

`"Scott Pilgrim" is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung Fu, so, yeah: perfect.' Joss Whedon, creator of `Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

`One of the best things to happen to printed comics this millennium.' Ain't It Cool News

`A hilarious, idiosyncratic gem.' Washington Post

`A great oddball tale that captures the energy of a generation.' Publishers Weekly

`An inventive, genre-tweaking tale of young love, platonic bed-sharing and epic battles unlike anything else you will likely pick up. So, go on, pick it up.' E! Online

`Scott Pilgrim is the best 23-year-old ever. Like Proust's Swann, he has a story that takes multiple volumes to unfold, except Pilgrim is even more awesome because he's in a comic book ... the series is wildly enjoyable for its absurdist humor, its indelible characters and its growing, inevitable sense of melancholy as Pilgrim becomes that most terrifying of things: 24 years old.' Glen David Gold, author of `Carter Beats the Devil' and `Sunnyside'
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About Bryan Lee O'Malley

Bryan Lee O'Malley is an award-winning Canadian cartoonist. He has been working on a series of graphic novels called `Scott Pilgrim'. He writes the words and draws the pictures. He occasionally makes music under the name Kupek.
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Rating details

133,226 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 48% (63,895)
4 31% (41,263)
3 14% (19,263)
2 4% (5,019)
1 3% (3,786)

Our customer reviews

This is definitely one of the best comic books I've read recently, if not ever. It's funny, quirky - without going overboard - and imaginative. The art work is simple but brilliant. It's not very often I really love the characters in comics but Scott and his friends are actually awesome! Scott thinks he's totally cool but the reality is that he doesn't have a job, he likes two girls - one of which is still in high school -and he shares a bed with his gay roommate, Wallace, as they can't afford another one. Can he really get the amazing Ramona by battling the evil exes?show more
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