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 unravelled in `Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life', the first instalment of Bryan Lee O'Malley's brilliant `Scott Pilgrim' graphic novel series.
'Earlier this week, an English journalist claimed Jonathan Franzen's soon-to-be published "Freedom" as the novel of the century. A ludicrous accolade, not least because it should more rightly go to Korean-Canadian writer Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comic-book series.' Telegraph
`"Scott Pilgrim" is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung Fu, so, yeah: perfect.' Joss Whedon, creator of `Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
`One of the best things to happen to printed comics this millennium.' Ain't It Cool News
`A hilarious, idiosyncratic gem.' Washington Post
`A great oddball tale that captures the energy of a generation.' Publishers Weekly
`An inventive, genre-tweaking tale of young love, platonic bed-sharing and epic battles unlike anything else you will likely pick up. So, go on, pick it up.' E! Online
`Scott Pilgrim is the best 23-year-old ever. Like Proust's Swann, he has a story that takes multiple volumes to unfold, except Pilgrim is even more awesome because he's in a comic book ... the series is wildly enjoyable for its absurdist humor, its indelible characters and its growing, inevitable sense of melancholy as Pilgrim becomes that most terrifying of things: 24 years old.' Glen David Gold, author of `Carter Beats the Devil' and `Sunnyside'
Bryan Lee O'Malley is an award-winning Canadian cartoonist. He has been working on a series of graphic novels called `Scott Pilgrim'. He writes the words and draws the pictures. He occasionally makes music under the name Kupek.