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Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, lives in a cold, unnamed Canadian town, plays bass in a band called Sex Bob-Omb and has a very cute 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian girlfriend, Knives Chau. His "precious little life" is amiably unstructured, and he drifts, happily unemployed, between band practice and time spent with Knives. His relationship with Knives is chaste—walks, chats and hugs—although Knives is getting bigger ideas. "We haven't even held hands," Scott explains. "It's just nice, you know." But then he starts having dreams about Ramona Flowers, a mysterious, equally cute and perfectly legal hipster chick on Rollerblades who delivers books for Amazon.com. Ramona is anything but simple, and O'Malley's tale of adorable slackers in love is transformed into a wildly magically manga–kung fu fantasy adventure. We meet the first of Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends, Matthew Patel, who challenges Scott and his band to a supernatural martial arts duel right out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. O'Malley has crafted a delightfully hybrid comics love story. It's an alt-lit, rock 'n' roll graphic novel with wonderful manga-influenced drawing and a comically mystical plot that manages to capture both the genuine intimacies and serial dishonesties of young love.
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"Charming, funny, sexy and packed with creative power and the love of storytelling." -- Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy
"Easily one of my favorite books of the year. It's sharp, funny, fast-paced, unpredictable, unapologetically silly and just plain fun." -- Kevin Melrose, Thought Balloons
Canadian rocker and total dork Scott Pilgrim takes on the battle of the seven evil X's. That is Ramona's seven evil X's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annabella Abel
The first volume of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life sucks you into this fantastical story. 23-year old slacker extraordinaire Scott Pilgrim is the bass player for Sex Bob-omb. Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Silverstone
Loved it. Saw the movie and wanted to read and see what was omitted. Art is funny and evocative. Really fresh.Published 7 months ago by Surrealist Sebastian
This is first time I read comic and I think its a good startPublished 8 months ago by abdullwahab almajid