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PF’s Book Club Podcast: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley (August 2014)

In August we read Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Seconds

From Amazon: 

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.

From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

In the podcast below, ProFans Nina and John discuss their thoughts on the graphic novel, Seconds, brought to you by the man who created the Scott Pilgrim series, Bryan Lee O’Malley. While they both enjoyed the book, Nina took issue with the cost of the graphic novel in e-format considering it was a pretty quick read (2 hours max). Also, Nina found elements of the story unoriginal, but John enjoyed one of the twists on this “be careful what you wish for” story.

Score | 5.5/10

Nina

Score | 8.5/10

John

They also announced the September selection, Vicious by V.E. Schwab. You can read more about it here, and purchase both books below. If you’re enjoying Project Fandom’s Book Club podcast, remember to leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher and it will be read on-air. Also, join the Project Fandom’s Book Club private group on Facebook to connect with other readers throughout the month.

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