Archive for July, 2009


by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Okay, listen up. The Scott Pilgrim graphic novels are one of the best things that I have ever read. EVER, Mr. Brough? YES, EVER!

I don’t want to spoil anything, so here is a very brief synopsis:

Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, playing bass in a band, dating a high school girl named Knives and living in an apartment with his boy-crazy friend Wallace. Everything is fine and dandy in Scott’s world until he meets the uber-mysterious rollerblading American, Ramona Flowers. Throw in a random, threatening e-mail, a rival band called Crash and the Boys, and a pretty funny fistfight and you have volume 1 of the Scott Pilgrim series.

The book is a very fast read, full of funny jokes (both written and visual) and the action never slows down. I can’t recommend this book enough to anyone who likes awesome things. So come on in and check them out!

Reviewer’s Note:
Best enjoyed while eating a Tropical Wonka Nerds Rope, courtesy of Mrs. McGlone


I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Graham-Smith (the author of another favorite book of mine How to Survive a Horror Movie). I am officially beyond thrilled with this novel. It is perfectly delightful!

It is a spin-off of the Jane Austen classic Regency romance novel about Elizabeth Bennet and the love she finds with Mr. Darcy- but this version has England overrun by killer zombies- and prompting people like the Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and the Bennet sisters to be trained in the art of deadly combat.

This version of Pride & Prejudice actually answers several puzzling questions. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy are both highly skilled zombie killers, so OF COURSE they deserve the happy ending. And no wonder Elizabeth’s BFF Charlotte married Mr. Collins… she was already dying and needed someone who would undoubtedly behead her when she finally turned into a zombie. I think that this book is actually an interesting way to study the characters of Jane Austen.

Onto Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters!

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