Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Precious Little Life [Review]

168 Pages [ebook]
Published 24 August 2004
ISBN: 1932664084


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 Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

My Thoughts:
I'm sure most of you all have heard of Scott Pilgrim, the movie, with Michael Cera in it. I saw it a while ago and really loved it. I had no clue it was based on a comic and jumped at the opportunity to read the comic. What happens in the first volume doesn't include the whole movie, so I definitely
want to go find the rest of the volumes!

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian in a band called the Sexy Bob-ombs with his friends. He is a year post-break up with his last girlfriend and has started dating a little 17 year old named Knives Chau. He starts having dreams involving a girl with pink hair on rollerblades and then while at the library with Knives, Scott sees the pink haired girl, Ramona Flowers.

If you haven't seen the movie, I highly suggest reading the comics first and then watching the movie. All the fun starts happening when Ramona shows up, but I don't want to give away too much! It's such a quirky series. This volume included a little section where the author, Brian Lee O'Malley talked about his inspiration behind the characters and sketchings of how they have evolved and changed throughout time.

Thank you to NetGalley and OniPress for the galley of this awesome comic!

Previous Review: 
The First Husband by Laura Dave {here}

1 comment:

jennie said...

I had no idea the movie was based on comic books! I loved the comic-esque bits of the movie but didn't quite know where they came from, so now things make better sense. Thanks for sharing this! :)