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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero; 01 edition (14 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906838887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906838881
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.3 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Bryan Lee O Malley s Seconds is adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel. --Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics. In Seconds, Bryan Lee O Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of a larger epic. In doing so, he enriches both. A great ride! --Guillermo del Toro. In Seconds, Bryan Lee O Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of a larger epic. In doing so, he enriches both. A great ride! --Guillermo del Toro

In Seconds, Bryan Lee O Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of a larger epic. In doing so, he enriches both. A great ride! --Guillermo del Toro

About the Author

Bryan Lee O'Malley is one of the world's best-known graphic novelists. His multi-award-winning graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim was an international bestseller and was adapted into an acclaimed movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. He lives in Los Angeles.


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Best story and coloring ever. I love O'Malley's art is so asdfghjkl xd, the story is very engaging due to the paranormal and normal stuff.

I thought it would be a bit damaged cos the price was pretty cheap but it was like it was new.
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Good book
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Nice art style, interesting story! It's a must for eveybody that likes graphic novels!
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Third time's the charm for O'Malley and me! I absolutely adored this book! Scott Pilgrim never really won me over and Lost at Sea is terrible, but Seconds is hands down brilliant. I guess I've always kept going back to O'Malley because I love his art; it has that manga look without really going all the way. As per usual Bryan brings to the reader a tale of magical realism this time with time/space shifting and house spirits. The title sounds mysterious and right away we find out that "Seconds" is the name of the main character's restaurant but as the story progresses there are a few other ways the title can be interpreted. All the characters are quirky and lovable in their own ways. I especially found myself drawn to Hazel, a tall, model-like beautiful 21yo who is painfully shy and nervous and hasn't dated as she's not sure if she's into boys yet. While the story is mostly humorous and bizarre, there are thought-provoking moments that made me pause. Altogether a brilliant mix of plot, characters and the odd make for one of my favourite graphic reads in a while. I must add though that I am a bit miffed that Bryan's author blurb on the jacket flap fails to mention his Canadian identity, especially when the copy I own says, "Random House Canada" right underneath!
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It's been four years since the final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's hit graphic series, Scott Pilgrim, was released. Now he has graced us again with stand-alone story 'Seconds'.
Katie is a chef whose life seems to be going great until one day turns everything bad. However she can make everything the way she wants it, revise her bad day, when a mysterious house spirit allows her a single mushroom. The rules are simple: 1) Write your mistake, 2) Ingest one mushroom, 3) Go to sleep, 4) Wake anew.
However, greedy to make things absolutely perfect, Katie starts breaking the rules and she falls into a mess of strange alternate worlds where a dark shadow stalks her dreams.
Returning after too long O'Malley brings together all the things that made Scott Pilgrim so ingenious and adds more to create a new story well worth reading.
The art is adorable, the characters are a hilarious delight, the story is haunting, and the mix of fantsasy and reality creates a world you can't help but get pulled into.
If you enjoyed Scott Pilgrim you should definitely pick up Seconds. If you haven't read Scott Pilgrim then Seconds is still most certainly worth your time (and when you've finished it aslo go read Scott Pilgrim). Bryan Lee O'Malley back at his best, this graphic novel is most definitely desrving of the rating I'm giving it. Five stars, buy it now!
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Seconds is the highly anticipated eighth published graphic novel from Bryan lee O'Malley, creator of the simply amazing Scott Pilgrim series.
His first story since finishing the Pilgrim saga, Seconds follows a woman named Katie who is on the cusp of turning 30. A successful restaurant owner who desires more out of her already good life who is given the chance to do so by being able to change one event in her life when she eats a special mushroom.
However as Katie manages to posses more mushrooms she begins to abuse this power in pursuit of the perfect life.
Whereas Scott Pilgrim was a coming of age story, Seconds is more of a midlife crisis story and therefore would most likely go down with a slightly more mature audience better than the Pilgrim books and Lost at Sea.
Filled with life lessons, humour and just a little bit of sex, Seconds is a great new graphic novel from one of the industry's best.
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Seconds is a successful restaurant, thanks in large part to Katie’s cooking and dedication – but she doesn’t own the place. So she’s been scrimping and saving to buy her own restaurant, move out of Seconds, and live happily ever after. Except there are delays in the renovation of the dump she bought with her business partner. Oh, and the house spirit of Seconds has issues with Katie.

Katie dreams about a strange girl crouching atop her cabinet and, after a disastrous night in the kitchen, she looks inside to find a notebook and a mushroom. If she writes down a wish in the notebook, eats the mushroom, and goes to sleep, when she awakens the wish will have come true. So begins a brilliant “be careful what you wish for” type story.

It’s been four years since the final Scott Pilgrim, though Seconds is more of a sequel to Bryan Lee O’Malley’s first book, Lost At Sea. Both feature protagonists searching for something they had all along. It’s also less fantastical than Scott Pilgrim, though, from the setup alone, you can tell O’Malley hasn’t left magical realism behind.

While Katie is written as this master chef, O’Malley doesn’t dwell on that aspect too long and so the food element to the character doesn’t seem convincing. But what O’Malley does know is relationships and the heart of the book is Katie’s attempts to get her ex-boyfriend, Max, back. The snappy, smart ‘n’ sassy dialogue is one of O’Malley’s strengths and everyone here (all under 30 of course) sounds very real. Katie also interacts with the omniscient narrator which is an ingenious touch from the author and something I’ve never seen before in a comic.
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