Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn

Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn

by Meredith Gran


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What is Octopus Pie?
Follow the adventures of two Brooklynites—Eve, a nerdy acerbic twentysomething and her roommate, Hanna, a long-lost friend who has blossomed into a chronically happy-go-lucky stoner. Crazed childhood rivals, art world hipsters, Eve’s meddlesome mom, and boyfriends past and present crowd their odd yet ordinary lives.

In the twilight zone between college and the adult world lies the sardonic, witty, maddening, and sometimes melancholy terrain that Meredith Gran’s addictive comic Octopus Pie maps with devastating, drop-dead-funny accuracy.
This book collects the first two years of strips, plus bonus material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345520432
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Meredith Gran was born in New York in 1984, attended the School of Visual Arts, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where she draws comics all day long.

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Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jannes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How can I accurately describe Octupus Pie?Well, it's a slice-of-life comic - about Eve, and her post-college circle of friends and their lives as they're trying to get by in Brooklyn. It's nicely paced, and has that wonderful mix of oddball humour, drama, and introspection that I find so appealing. The characters are likeable, well-rounded, and the whole thing is incredlbly well drawn, especially in the later chapters, with an clean and simple O'Malley-esque cartoony feel that still allows for a surprising emotional range.If I have to say something negative, it might be that the pacing is a bit odd at times, which, concidering it's origin as a webcomic, is not that surprising.What really catches me, however is something else, something annoyingly intangible. A - mood? a mindset? OC, better than almost anything I've ever read, captures that feeling you get when you're not young, not an adult, and not sure of anything anymore. It's not the old "finding your place" schtick, it's too good for that, but I'm not sure I know how to describe it (which makes me a lousy reviewer, I guess).It's of bittersweet, genuinely warm, funny, touching, and this has made it into one of my all-time favorite comics.
SatansParakeet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first few stories from Octopus Pie in one handy portable container. No WiFi necessary! Pick up your copy today.
TimZee More than 1 year ago
Octopus Pie is witty, charming, and even insightful sometimes. Meredith Gran's art style gives the comic a lot of character, and honestly just makes it fun to read. Even for followers of the comic, the bonus panels that are included make each arc refreshingly different from its original run, not to mention the entire bonus story included in the collection. Whether you're a fan of the series or someone who just likes intelligent, well drawn comics in general, Octopus Pie is a must-read. :)