Scott Pilgrim vs The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Rating: **** (4 out of 5)

Review: The second installment of the Scott Pilgrim’s series continues to explore his burgeoning relationship with Ramona Flowers (and, consequently, the fights with her evil ex-boyfriends) and his withering one with Knives Chau (who seems to develop an unhealthy obsession for anything Scott).

I actually enjoyed this one more. I’m not sure if it was because it’s a bit more different from the movie than the first volume, or simply because the story picked up pace. It was still quite easy and fast to read, but there were more funny and unexpected moments. The scene with Ramona and Knives, in which Knives shows the reason for her strange name, was particularly enjoyable. The book ends in a cliffhanger, after we meet, for the first time, Envy Adams, Scott’s ex-girlfriend and now member of a successful, art rock band (or something).

This whole series is a funny, but honest look at how complicated relationships are and how emotional baggage really prevents people from moving on. I’ll definitely keep reading.

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