Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea Raleigh doesn t have a soul A cat stole it at least that s what she tells people at least that s what she would tell people if she told people anything But that would mean talking to people and the m

  • Title: Lost At Sea
  • Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Raleigh doesn t have a soul A cat stole it at least that s what she tells people 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 BeinRaleigh doesn t have a soul A cat stole it at least that s what she tells people 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 This special hardcover edition of Bryan Lee O Malley s classic coming of age graphic novel includes previously uncollected shorts and extra bonus material.

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    1. So. Many. Adorable. Cats.This is the story of an 18 year old whose confused. Which should be very relatable, since EVERY 18 year old is very confused. She funnels that confusion into a mad search for her soul that she believes is in a cat. It's good times.I really like Bryan Lee O'Malley's illustrations - they're adorable! - and had fun with the story. My only complaint is that I felt that it ended quite abruptly. I would have liked it to be longer. But oh well! I shall compensate by picking up [...]

    2. This was great! Such a strange, marvellous little book. I wish it were longer though, which is really the only reason I docked a star. It was over way too fast! This was different from O'Malley's other books in the way that it felt a lot more poetic and like Spiritual, almost? The writing was beautiful, and the artwork was perfect as always.

    3. It's been awhile. Ten years, give or take. I first read Lost at Sea in 2002, or thereabouts. I was, what, twenty-eight? Twenty-nine? Maybe I was in its target demographic or maybe I was just at that right crossroads of life experiences, dashed hopes, fear of future, and qualified loneliness that Bryan Lee O'Malley's little book hit me just right. After all, it was one of my favourite comics at the time. I I really liked it.Of course, a decade has intervened and O'Malley's world has exploded into [...]

    4. Bryan lo hizo de nuevo y es que su escritura es brillante, y la forma en que las palabras resultan innecesarias ante sus ilustraciones, es genial. Lo amo. Así que hablamos de Raleigh, una chica en medio de la angustia adolescente que afirma haber perdido su alma, que un gato se la llevó consigo. En medio de un viaje de autodescubrimiento, ella entenderá como todos estamos dañados, aunque sea un poco."I guess I never have any answers. Just the same pointless question, over and over, every day [...]

    5. If I were more honest with myself I'd probably give this 2 stars not 3 but lets face it I lie to myself all the time so why not now?The thing is teenagers make me uncomfortable. Even when I was a teenager I was anxious to be done with it (dating people older and trying desperately to not be "trendy" - all very teen-age in and of itself, I know). when I over hear teenagers at restaurants I wince and cringe at how they spout out their opinions like they are the first to take note of things. I feel [...]

    6. I guess I never have any answers. Just the same pointless question, over and over, every day = why am I so fucked up why am I so fucked up why am I so fucked up why am I so fucked up.I see dead people cats.Raleigh is fucked up.She's pretty sure she has no soul.And lately she's been having this dream. It involves the word "NO." A vague uneasiness. And cats. Zillions of cats.Now she sees cats. She sees cats everywhere. They approach her when she walks outside. They perch on her chest in her bedroo [...]

    7. I've seemingly forgotten the hair tugging, weeping, Trapper Keeper graffiti, poetry-fueled insomnia associated with the late teen years. Because the last two things I've read have starred shoe-gazing teens, and I'm completely unable to muster any empathy for them. In fact, I've rolled my eyes so hard that I swear I've caught a glimpse of my own gray brain matter eroding."Lost at Sea," a graphic novel by Bryan Lee O'Malley -- who I love! Scott Pilgrim! Wee! -- is emo bullshit.Raleigh is a beautif [...]

    8. 3.5* Lost at Sea was an interesting and unique reading experience. The writing style did take some getting used to and was definitely a little confusing at times but I oddly kind of liked that about it! I began to really enjoy that it was essentially a stream of consciousness and thoughts, as that's not something I think I've read before. It meant that there were parts that were definitely very relatable, whilst also some that made little sense to me. Personally, I would have liked a little more [...]

    9. 3.5?? man I suck at ratings I really liked this!! More than I thought I would. The art was really nice. I appreciated the black and white scheme (I generally like black and white things more than color, though), the laying of different images was done a few times and done very nicely. The storyI felt like it could have had more context but also at the same time I feel like it didn't need it. I would like more backstory on Raleigh and Stillman but the story didn't need it (if that makes sense). I [...]

    10. I'll admit that I only bought this because of Scott Pilgrim - I was at a talk that O'Malley gave, and didn't have any of my SP books with me, so I bought this so I could get an autograph from him. I'm so glad I did, though, because it's an amazing piece of art.The art is absolutely beautiful, the story interesting, and the themes solid - this is the best work on teen angst in a generation, at least, and it's message that "if you're feeling like a freak, or a loser, it's probably because you are, [...]

    11. I've read a bunch of books about teenagers trying to figure out who they are (e.g Losers, Perks of being a Wallflower, Hairstyles of the Damned, most Brian James' books, etc). It's TOUGH to write a teenage main character that is both realistic and not annoying. Some people can do it Bryan Lee O'Malley being one of them.I kinda wanted to not like Raleigh. Her hipster name, moping over a guy, melodramatic about self-narrating But she's not stuck in some annoying poor-me, self-absorbed, oblivious c [...]

    12. Mediocre art. Boring story.It's basically 4 angry teenagers going on a roadtrip with frequent stops at diners and hotels.Throw in cuss-filled conversations along the way, and that's about it.Just to add some weirdness, one of the girls thinks her soul is in a cat somewhere.

    13. "I am leaning back and running with it and staring at the stars and I'm eleven, I'm sixteen, I'm eighteen, I'm a newborn, I'm everyone everywhere with you and without you unbound set free in limbo lost at sea."This was a really poetic short book and I loved the illustrations. Great for anyone who is currently confused about life in general or where they're going.Also CATS. So many cats.*3.5

    14. This book is pretty nail-on-head when it comes to catching a version of being 18.Too much so - because I'm no longer 18 (thank god) and therefore things in this story that would have made perfect sense six-odd years ago instead have me coming over all parental/sisterly and thinking "why on Earth did you not just open that damn letter you ridiculous creature??!"Not to mention the whole heartbreaking familiarity of it all. Been there, done that, dear god please no more.

    15. Eu gostei da história, mas acho q a personagem tinha tantas questões e tantos problemas e angústias, que pra uma história em quadrinhos tão curtinha, fica difícil de resolver tudo. Todas as questões levantadas ficaram meio no ar. Parece q foi escrito sem pensar numa estrutura, então uma hora ela precisou acabar e acabou do jeito de dava.

    16. 4.5 starsThis is lot different from other O'Malley's works I read.This graphic novel is done mostly through monologue which along with good black and white illustrations create wonderful melancholic atmosphere which oozes from every page somewhat reminiscent of that in Long walk to Valhalla.Seconds remain my favorite O'Malley's work but Lost at sea isn't far behind.

    17. So this is the first graphic novel I have read by Bryan Lee O'Malley and I have to say I have mixed feelings about Lost at Sea. Firstly, the illustrations, although they were neat and pretty cute, Raleigh and Stephanie didn't look that different to me, feature-wise, (except one had short hair and the other didn't) which now and again, was a bit confusing.Secondly, I dunno, I feel like the story was pushed too hard. Instead of empathising with Raleigh, I just wish she'd get a bloody move on and f [...]

    18. If you've read Scott Pilgrim, I recommend that you leave all of your preconceived notions about O'Malley at the door before you read this book. Other than the artwork, this book is nothing like that series. If you're expecting some cutesy book, you're in the wrong place.Lost at Sea follows the character of Raleigh, an overly timid young teen who is completely at a loss as to who she is. She claims to have no soul, a result of certain actions occurring in her youth. Raleigh finds herself on a car [...]

    19. Lost at Sea is the debut graphic novel of Brian Lee O'Malley - you might know him from his Scott Pilgrim books. Lost at Sea is more whimsical and lyrical in its writing. Text floats throughout the panels, sometimes a page only has one image, and most of the text is internal monologue. I loved the idea of this book, and it's incredibly quotable with amazing haunting images. The four-colour scheme adds to the ethereal quality of the book. My only gripe is that the ending was too abrupt. It was alm [...]

    20. I am really bored of reading such books"Mediocre fuckup" character who dont have a story to tell, invents mediocre problems to herself just to talk about silly nothingsLive a story or imagine a story. Dont tell us the story of not having a story Because its boring.Good art. "Mediocre" delirium / not story

    21. Four college age kids are driving back home for the holidays. Three of them are good friends while the fourth, the girl and main character of the story Raleigh, is a casual acquaintance. It becomes clear from her silence that Raleigh is a troubled girl and as the journey goes on they begin to discover that Raleigh's silence is due to a broken heart from a recently ended relationship. This is the first book I've read of Bryan Lee O'Malley and I'll say it's not bad. While the drawings are alright [...]

    22. Love the artwork (just like all of O'Malley's work). It's a very different story than what I've read by O'Malley so far, but in a way it's also very similar. (It's a weird feeling).This book was just the right amount of mysterious.

    23. 3.5 This graphic novel was really weird and could be a bit confusing at times but it was fast and easy to read and some of the characters were pretty funnySo yeah I guess I enjoyed it!

    24. I believe I read someplace that this is the author's first foray into graphic novels, and it shows. His more recent stuff is better. Teenage angst on a road trip. The thing is that for many people being a teenager is a very angst ridden time of their lives, but this story does not do a good job of exploring what is going on with our protagonist. There are some interesting threads, but nothing really comes of any of them. It felt murky and unfinished, and I'm not a fan of the manga style illustra [...]

    25. SUPER interesting graphic novel. Unlike anything I've ever read - definitely unexpected and a little weird, but I loved how open and honest this was and how you can probably take whatever you want from it. Perhaps more of a 3.5 out of 5!

    26. I wish i had read this when i was 18 so i could get the full effect but if we’re being honest I’m still an angsty teen at 21 and probably will be forever.

    27. Full review at smellslikegirl.wordpress/2First thing I should say is don't write this off just because it's nothing like Scott Pilgrim. It really is as far as you can get from defeating evil exes. It's written very differently, more speculatively: half internal monologue and half dialogue and action. Instead of laughing at a silly twenty-three year old guy, you may well sympathise with the angst-ridden, eighteen year old protagonist of Lost at Sea. It honestly surprised me that O'Malley chose to [...]

    28. This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.I picked this up during a read-a-thon because I hadn't quite hit my goal for book count and I knew a short read would help out with that, not to mention it had been sat on my to read shelf for far too long. I honestly didn't know what to expect from it because I hadn't read the synopsis and bought it on a whim for my boyfriend after he enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim series by the same author. So here I [...]

    29. I read this book entirely on my morning train ride and I already don't remember most of it. I'm not entirely sure what the conflict is? I kept waiting for something solid to materialize but it never really did. The idea of a teenager who lost her soul (or thinks she did) and had it captured in a cat (or thinks it is) is FASCINATING and COOL but O'Malley never follows through on the concept. I don't understand how any of the threads go together in this story, from the cats to the boyfriend's lett [...]

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