In this first collected volume of the OCTOPUS PIE series, we follow grumpy twenty-something Eve and her stoner roommate Hanna as they navigate post-college life. They'll take on crazed childhood rivals, troubling art scenes, the discomfort of exes, and maybe even... friendship? All this and more in the fictional, totally made-up city of Brooklyn. ÐWell paced and grounded, ranging from funny ha-ha to odd observational humor, OCTOPUS PIE s ultimate hooks are its flawed, but genuine characters.Ó‹BOOKLIST
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Octopus Pie is a webcomic which I had never heard of. My son and daughter-in-law had heard of them and were sure I would enjoy it. This is a twenty-something comic of young people "navigating post-college life" which is definitely not me. I was curious so gave it a whirl. It is a story told through a series of comic strips that is not really laught out loud funny, but it is humourous. There are stories, but they are pretty thin with rather unlikeable characters. There are about 12 chapters, each with its own storyline. There is no overarching story, except maybe the development of friendship between the main character Eve and her roommate Hanna. Still, the stories have some continuity and seem generally realistic. The characters are not very developed but neither are they one-diemensional. It was also relatively realistic with what I hear from my children about their friends and situations in life. Overall it was somewhat enjoyable, but would probably be enjoyed much more by a younger generation. Check out Meredith Gran's website to get a flavour of this book. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.