Seconds: A Graphic Novel
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress... show more
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.
Publish date: 15-07-2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I picked this book up because I kept hearing how great it was especially in regards to the artwork. I have to say that I've read better graphic novels. The art alternated between beautiful and just okay. (I'm certainly not an art critic but this is how I felt about it so...) The main protagonist is ...
Fun, cute and a little dark. Katie messes up things she doesn't understand and lives through multiple realities. I both like and dislike this character. She is given a chance to change a mistake and she can't get enough. She starts to take advantage of it. I really enjoyed this graphic novel and...
This is a story about Katie -- a pretty successful young chef, with a personal life in shambles (are there any chefs in fiction whose extra-kitchen life aren't in shambles?), on the verge of opening her second restaurant while handing over the reins of her first. She's been given a gift -- from a s...
Katie is a successful chef and restauranteur, but her private life is a mess. Fortunately, she's discovered a bit of magic that enables her to fix everything. Not surprisingly, magic doesn't actually solve all her problems. The magical realism of Scott Pilgrim, but the protagonist isn't so hapless. ...
Hmmm... What to say about Seconds? I won't lie, I picked this up solely because it's by Bryan Lee O'Malley and I am a huge fan of Scott Pilgrim. I love the dry, nerdy humor that Scott Pilgrim just brims with, and I was really hoping for more of that! Let's do a list, shall we? THE GOOD: * It h...