February, 2010

Feb 10

Scott Pilgrim proves a worthy modern romance

Scott Pilgrim

Our modern Romeo, Scott Pilgrim

I suppose I’m a bit late to the Scott Pilgrim bandwagon, but I just caught up and I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying it so far. I’d read Books 1 and 2 about a year ago, and while I thought the whole gamer angle was fun, the story hadn’t struck me as anything special. It’s turning out, though, that what Scott Pilgrim is really about is our romantic pasts, and the way they shape us. And that’s a topic much richer and more interesting than the standard boy-meets-girl story.

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