Seconds

Seconds

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.
The highly anticipated new stand-alone, full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O'Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling (and Toronto-set) Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
     Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O'Malley's bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, c2014
ISBN: 9780307363060
Branch Call Number: GX OMA
Characteristics: 321 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,21 cm.

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LoganLib_Kirra Nov 09, 2017

Seconds is one of the best graphic novels you will ever read. Bryan Lee O'Malley delivers on a witty story with a strong core message while your eyes are delighted by the fantastic illustrations and emotional colour.

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ArianaRayne
Jun 29, 2017

Seconds is hilarious and made me for real laugh out loud, it's well written, well illustrated. All in all one of the best graphic novels I've read

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mclarjh
May 26, 2017

Very juvenile fantasy story.

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reverendmike
Mar 20, 2017

You won't regret reading it. You will probably enjoy it. Nothing special. There were some funny moments, but some trite ones as well. Meh: it was OK.

CMLibrary_kmadron Dec 14, 2016

This graphic novel plays with the theme of seconds in a number of ways. Katie is working at one restaurant, but also trying to open a second one. Her food is so delicious, everyone wants seconds. She's casually seeing one guy, but still has feelings for her ex. She wants to fix a mistake that leaves a sweet co-worker hospitalized, and she gets a second chance with a magic mushroom. She wants to fix more than just that one mistake, even though she's only supposed to have one, so she goes back for seconds (and thirds and more). The house spirit, Lis, who gave her the first mushroom has to fight with Katie to battle a second spirit that Katie inadvertently invites into Lis' realm. Oh, and the restaurant where Katie made a name for herself in town as a hot chef is called "Seconds."

Highly recommend this super fast read. I know I'm interested in reading it a second time.

katbee Oct 24, 2016

I love all the supernatural elements in this story. Katie is very funny and relatable. Scott Pilgrim fans should definitely read it!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 26, 2016

Seconds is full of the main character's existential problems. Through a twist of fate, Katie, owner of a restaurant, can now change her mistakes, which throws her into a world of mystery and confusion. Author and illustrator Bryan Lee O'Malley (of Scott Pilgrim fame) is back with a charming and relatable story, full of cuteness and sharp wit. At times, this graphic novel can get dark and question the ethics and nature of life. If you read this book, be prepared for a wild ride.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Cynthia_N Feb 05, 2016

Be careful what you wish for! I enjoyed reading this graphic novel!

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amoby
Jan 26, 2016

Read the g.novel before the movie.

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chloe_chen
Aug 17, 2015

Loved reading this! Just finished the Scott Pilgrim series and wanted to check out some more of O'Malley's work. I absolutely loved his use of bold colours and sharp lines, his witty jokes, and the moral "there are things we can't change, and we just have to accept that. And maybe that's some kind of grace". Could not put this book down!

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Jun 25, 2015

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LibraryK8 Jan 09, 2015

Katie is the tallented young chef runnining the kitchen in a critically acclaimed restaurant. But she is ready for the next adveture...starting her own restaurant. She has a partner, she has the building, now she just needs to make her dream a reality. But things just keep getting messed up! A delay from the contractor rennovating the building throws a wrench in the works, overdue bills and collectors calling, her partner not picking up his phone! Everything begins to fall apart until Katie is visited by a house spirit who offers her a chance to change the past. Eat a magic mushroom, write her mistake in a notebook, fall asleep and awake to a second chance.

That was all she needed, a second chance. But that doesn't last long, things seem to be on track again until her exboyfriend shows up at the restaurant messing everything up again. Katie needs just a few more second chances to set everything straight. But second chances don't come without a price...and Katie has quite a bill to pay...

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LukeTabidze
Dec 29, 2016

Coarse Language: Quite frequent use of foul language; readers be cautioned.

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PimaLib_MirkaH May 06, 2015

"Bread makes you fat?!"

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