Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

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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. Nothingcould possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerouslyfashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruisingthrough his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott's awesome life getturned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends inbattle? The short answer is yes. The long answer is Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1:Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781932664089
1932664084
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. --
Alternative Title: Precious little life

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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Scott's life is going pretty good, until a literal dream girl comes skating into his world, upending his plans and setting him on a quest to win her affection (or at least her attention). Chock full of pop-culture references that make it great for self-identified geek readers.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 26, 2016

Exciting. Emotional. Clever. Author and illustrator Bryan Lee O'Malley sets the stage for the Scott Pilgrim series with a simple plot that unfolds into a beautiful mess. For fans of traditional video games and comics comes a contemporary graphic novel about a boy who falls in love with a girl with a seriously twisted path. There's mystery, magic, love, and lust – four compelling qualities that hooked me into this series, all starting from the first book. The art style is gentle and fluid, making it accessible to even the newest readers of graphic novels.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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chloe_chen
Aug 20, 2015

Watched the movie, and really wanted to read this comic series. It was SO great, I flipped through it in two days, and only because one book wasn't available the first day. :) Bryan O'Malley has made me fall in love with his art and writing (yet again, with Seconds, also a great graphic novel). I have to say that I enjoyed the comics much more than the movie, as the characters seemed to be developed better, with great, funky art, and an absolutely hilarious style of writing. Love the jokes!!! It's no surprise that this comic did so well and was made into a film... its rocks!

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E_L_I_J_A_H
Jul 28, 2015

Awesome love the author

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2kool4skool
Jun 15, 2015

A lot of fun! I enjoyed this very much. The art is good, the storytelling is good, the characters are unique and there are many funny parts. Absolutely recommended!

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EmilyShortt
Jun 07, 2015

Scoot Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life is about Scoot Pilgrim a 23 year old man in a rock band, who is “between jobs”, and is dating Knifes (a 17 year old high schooler). Everything was awesome until a wonderful and mysterious girl named Ramona Flowers comes into his life and he falls desperately in love with her. Dating Ramona isn't as easy as he thinks, he has to defeat her seven evil exes.
I personally love the Scoot Pilgrim series, the comics are drawn very well, and the plot has a fresh and original idea. I love how the writer makes the universe that the book is set is video game, it really adds to the plot and I think its also super cool that they put that aspect in the book. I also really like that even though video games is an aspect in the book it still is like real life all throughout the the series. I also love that all the characters are realist, there not super stereotyped and they are all highly relatable. So the main reason i love this book is because its so different from every other book I have read recently, its really funny and it gives you a little bit of every genera in the book. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes a good graphic novel, but don’t get me wrong people who don't traditionally read graphic novels can still read this book because its also a good read for anyone who likes funny and romanic books.

Chapel_Hill_StephenA Nov 14, 2014

There's nothing quite like the Scott Pilgrim series. Scott is a lovable loser, and there's great action and hilarious classic video game references as he battles the seven evil exes of Ramona Flowers. A highly recommended series!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "The Scott Pilgrim series presents an intimate and authentic view into the world of slacker-dom 20-something youth culture. The eponymous Scott Pilgrim drifts from relationship to relationship and band gig to band gig, all without a job, as he struggles against his own shallowness to find self-respect.

Smart, witty, and full of video game references, Scott Pilgrim is a perfect time capsule of what it means to grow up in a time more concerned with what you consume than how you treat others.

Although a masterwork in its own right, Edgar Wright's film adaptation, titled Scott Pilgrim vs. The World only scratches the surface of the richness of its graphic novel counterparts."

Mallory_MPL Feb 10, 2011

Scott Pilgrim, age: 23; status: Awesome, is dating a high school girl! AND she's Chinese! Among the occasional hand holding and trips to good will they also like to hang out during Scott's band practice, "Sex Bob-bomb!" Everything's pretty sweet... and then he starts having dreams about a really awesome girl on rollar skates.. the thing is she's actually real! Romana, hair like this, just uses his brain as a sort of superhighway - they're pretty low traffic here in Canada. Scott uses his maximum charms to win over Romona, but completely forgets about his fake high school girlfriend who has now become completely obsessed with Scott and his band.

I made the mistake of watching the movie first and really not getting it... But after reading the first book I can now appreciate how accurate the movie was! "Scott Pilgrim" is pretty random - at first its a classic story of boy-meets girl, and then right at the end out of no-where super powers come into play. If you like the weird and the random I highly recommend this book for you, otherwise you'll end up scratching your head and wondering if you missed something.

AnneDromeda Nov 16, 2010

What, hey? This is CanLit too? But it's fun, urban, sarcastic, youthful and slightly anarchic! O'Malley captures the shifty, wandering-wastebag 20s years like no other writer. Got a degree? Great! Good luck finding something to do with it. Might as well steep in video games and roomies' schadenfreude for 2 or 10 years while you try to fashion a life trajectory out of your underwater basket weaving degree. O'Malley's characters make the best out of this economically protracted youth in Toronto, rocking out and killing time at house parties with witty banter and ennui-fueled drama. Fans of the movie should definitely also check out these graphic novels - many of the shots and much of the dialogue in the movie comes straight from the book.

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