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Funny, tender, original, and hip,
This review is from: Scott Pilgrim (Volume 1): Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life v. 1 (Paperback)
Scott Pilgrim is in a band, is dating a girl in high school, and is, we find out, highly skilled in over-the-top, videogame-style combat.
In Precious Little Life, Bryan Lee O'Malley takes us into Scott's world, and the lives of his friends, such as his gay room mate, Wallace Wells (cynical and intelligent, but not bitchy enough to be a stereotype).
What makes Scott Pilgrim a fun series to read is the sharp dialogue, full of non sequiturs and shallowisms, combined with an unreality where videogame and pop culture references take physical forms, escaping their throwaway nature to be genuine plot points and personality traits.
This first book benefits from working on character introductions and leaving plot progression on the side. O'Malley is strongest when his inhabitants are sitting around talking, rather than when anything of actual importance is happening.