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  • I loved and completely recommend them both, they are a joy for the senses and a journey into the reality of dating, relationships, coming of age and understanding life
  • There is a slow part, sometime between the second and the third books, but the pace quickly hastens and the final installment, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour is amazing, I cherished every single word and was amazed to see the evolution in drawing style, dialogue and story, as if the writer himself grew up alongside his main character
  • I enjoyed the pace of the story, the sometimes much too mysterious characters, the immense number of pop culture and video game references, the general feeling and comedy
  • The seven exes are superb, each a masterpiece of originality and metaphor and Ramona Flowers, along with Kim Pine are among the strongest and most interesting female characters in literature

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      Scott Pilgrim is a graphic novel created by Bryan Lee O’Malley. It consists of 6 books and has received a lot of positive acclaim, and even more attention after the 2010 movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”. I loved and completely recommend them both, they are a joy for the senses and a journey into the reality of dating, relationships, coming of age and understanding life.

      There are numerous genres intertwined in the comic books: comedy, adventure, action, romance. The story is simple in appearance, but grows gradually in complexity. Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old who is currently dating a 17 year old Chinese girl due to the simplicity and unevolvement of the relationship. His life is turned upside down when a mysterious girl who goes by the name of Ramona Flowers becomes a recurrent appearance in his dreams. He falls in love with


      her, but the only way they can be together is if he fights and defeats her seven evil ex-boyfriends. The premise may seem overly dramatic, but it is, like this entire series, one huge metaphor for the responsibilities one faces in a mature relationship which may also come with a certain amount of baggage. It all transforms into a rollercoaster ride, as Scott and Ramona’s ties evolve.

      One thing I did not enjoy is the drawing style. All the characters are adults (except Knives Chau, Scott’s initial girlfriend), yet they are drawn in a very manga-like style, with large heads and eyes, all black and white and slightly disproportionately small bodies, which was kind of annoying in some parts, but since it is a constant, one gets over it due to the general awesomeness of the story.

      There is a plethora of characters, literally, and this may ...


      • be confusing at first, but I assure you they are all perfectly well developped, their value being a tangible constant throughout the story. The dialogue is witty, seemingly simplistic, yet thoroughly modern and carrying numerous undertones, and one can easily imagine the characters speaking the written words. The scenes are impeccably drawn, there is an extreme eye to detail and visuals. The books are long, and the action complex. It all feels so natual and believable, not at all rushed, as sometimes is the case of many comic books. There is a slow part, sometime between the second and the third books, but the pace quickly hastens and the final installment, “Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour” is amazing, I cherished every single word and was amazed to see the evolution in drawing style, dialogue and story, as if the writer himself grew up alongside his main character.

        Scott

        Pilgrim is a creation dedicated to our generation. All have either been hurt in a relationship or have hurt others. It is an honest revelation of our souls. I enjoyed the pace of the story, the sometimes much too mysterious characters, the immense number of pop culture and video game references, the general feeling and comedy. The series itself is inspired by the song “Scott Pilgrim” by Plumtree. The seven exes are superb, each a masterpiece of originality and metaphor and Ramona Flowers, along with Kim Pine are among the strongest and most interesting female characters in literature.

        I thoroughly recommend this series, as it is a feast for most ages. Despite its sometimes childish bits, throughout it is dedicated to mature, sensible adults who are naturally in touch with their inner child, their hidden side, their own dark nature, their fears and invisible prisons. Enjoy!




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