Long Lost Review: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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

Bryan Lee O’Malley.

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. 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 

Taken from book blurb

Just throwing it out there, I read the first few books of this before watching the movie. My memories of the book though are coloured extensively by the movie. It doesn’t help that I’m a fan of everything Edgar Wright does so when I say extensively coloured, I mean extensively coloured. Most of my memories of the book relate to the film 😅

As soon as I put down this first volume I knew I had just read something truly amazing. The book was funny, it was interesting, and it looked so god damned amazing that I quickly went out and bought the available series (and then religiously bought them as they were released).

What’s really interesting about Scott Pilgrim is that it blends styles and genres so easily. I am often asked at work in the library if Scott Pilgrim is a manga or a graphic novel. And you know what, I don’t know. I could easily argue for each side, but generally I say graphic novel if only because it is in English and reads left to right.

When I think of Scott Pilgrim I think of the humour, of Wallace (who is by far my favourite character), and pretty much all that happens in the first book. It’s such a fun story full of sarcastic humour and brilliant one liners. One of my favourites is the below Crash and the Boys joke. Also who can go past the always funny, ‘Guess who’s drunk – I guess Wallace’ line.

I don’t want to say that the story of the books plateaus or that as the story goes on you start to realise what a dick Scott is, but they’re both true – I just didn’t want to say it. The first book of Scott Pilgrim really is the best but by no means should you stop there – I encourage you to keep reading!

You need to full Scott Pilgrim experience so be sure to read all 6 volumes and then you need to watch the movie. Which is something that I will be doing in the near future.


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