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Lost At Sea [Paperback]

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Item description for Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley...

Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it - or at least that's what she tells people - or at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Being forced to interact with kids her own age is a new and alarming proposition for Raleigh, but maybe it's just what she needs - or maybe it can help her find what she needs - or maybe it can help her to realize that what she needs has been with her all along.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 19, 2006
Publisher   Oni Press
Age  16
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1932664165  
ISBN13  9781932664164  

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Lost At Sea is like you ex, forget it and move on to better things  Dec 8, 2007
It hurts me to say this about Bryan Lee O'Malley's work, but Lost At Sea wasn't so good.

The artwork is great as his later work, the Scott Pilgrim series, but the writing fails in comparison in terms of wit and creativity. For example, in Scott Pilgrim you have crazy video game references and characters who un-expectingly possesses super-powers. Lost At Sea is down to Earth.

As a guy, the story about a girl with love-dread was... confusing. The main character's, Raleigh's, narration throughout the story tries to be deep, but it seems lame. Other guys might find her 'moody/depressed/serious' behavior recognizable with some high school girls. However, a previous review on here said it doesn't represent girls at all, soo...

I believe the main disappointment was the lack of development with Raleigh's companions. The other characters have no character, making the entire comic a monologue.

What I'm trying to say is O'Malley's work got better. Save your dollars to purchase the next issue of Scott Pilgrim, today!
More Like Awesomely O"Malley  Jul 4, 2007
i'M a huge fan of Scott Pilgrim and i wasn't sure how this book was going to compare, but it did the opposite of letting me down. iT grasps at the awkward little girl inside of us all... yeah... and plays up the aspect of just wanting to fit in, finding new friends, and just letting life roll. Brian Lee O'Malley has just got himself a person who will read anything he puts out. ANYTHiNG!
Touching  Dec 29, 2006
This story has all the elements of a wonderful, modern-alternative graphic novel. Bryan Lee O'Malley understands the mind of the new age of teenage perfectly. This story reminds us that we are all a bit crazy, but that's ok. My only complaints would be the overuse of the "f bomb" and that we weren't better introduced to the other characters. Some of the resolution would have been more meaningful had we felt more close to the other protagonists.
My first graphic novel!  Aug 10, 2006
i was given this by a friend of mine, and this what got me really interested in graphic novels. The story is beautiful so dreaming the characters are awesome and most of all though the artwork is SO simple yet it is so full of expression. Bryan gave life to those characters with just black lines, magnificent.
Bryan Lee O'Malley's first major work  Mar 11, 2006
I came to Bryan Lee O'Malley's Lost at Sea after reading his two other books (Volumes One & Two of the Scott Pilgrim series) and thus, am of two minds about Lost at Sea. This is a very different book in both tone and humour than Scott Pilgrim. It's more somber, the art and feel are less stylized, the main character is prone to multiple page internal monologues about her feelings. In light of the Scott Pilgrim series it is easy to see that Lost at Sea came first. It is obviously an early work.
This does not make it bad.
Lost at Sea is about a girl (Raleigh) whose soul may or may not have been stolen by a cat, going home to her mother with friends that she doesn't even know. It is a story about self-discovery, about finding both yourself and the rest of the world all at the same time. At times heartbreakingly earnest, at times lightly comic it is a 160 page exercise in raw emotion. It would be wrong to dismiss Lost at Sea as cliched, to look at it's basic premise (girl finds herself and her friends on road trip home) and make assumptions about what it has to say and, more importantly, how it says it. O'Malley is an excellent writer, and he handles the obvious moments in Lost at Sea without a wink or nudge, he doesn't make these characters a joke to the reader, he honestly portrays their feelings in the way that they feel them. And that is the best part about Lost at Sea, when you're 18 and lost you think you're the only one and O'Malley write Raleigh as though she is.

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