Giant Days, Vol. 9 (Giant Days #9)
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Giant Days, Vol. 9 (Giant Days #9) Details

TitleGiant Days, Vol. 9 (Giant Days #9)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 27th, 2019
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Humor

Giant Days, Vol. 9 (Giant Days #9) Review

  • HFK
    January 1, 1970
    A good, enjoyable filler volume where we take many steps forward, but also take many steps backward just to keep the balance of unsolvable alive. Ultimately Giant Days volume 9 is a volume of heartbreak, unfulfilled love and hardships of adult relationship commitments.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    As summer arrives, Sheffield University breaks up and, after two years, so do our three studenteers! Susan and Daisy are swanning off to live with their beloveds leaving poor single Esther all alone – who will take her in? Enter: lovesick Ed Gemmell, secretly pining for the goth princess this whole time, who may have the answer: his place! Will he have the guts to suggest it? Bah, who needs guts when you’ve got booze! Except a near-deadly night on the lash threatens to thwart the carefully laid As summer arrives, Sheffield University breaks up and, after two years, so do our three studenteers! Susan and Daisy are swanning off to live with their beloveds leaving poor single Esther all alone – who will take her in? Enter: lovesick Ed Gemmell, secretly pining for the goth princess this whole time, who may have the answer: his place! Will he have the guts to suggest it? Bah, who needs guts when you’ve got booze! Except a near-deadly night on the lash threatens to thwart the carefully laid plans of micemen! Giant Days is my dependably good comics rock. And yet… I’m slightly fallen of crest to say that Volume 9 is the first book in the series I haven’t totally loved as much as Ed does Esther. I still enjoyed it a lot but usually I get that weird, fuzzy sensation of joy at reading transcendence itself and this time something was missing. I suspect ‘twas the unsatisfying way writer John Allison looked like he was finally addressing Esther/Ed’s will they/won’t they relationship only to quickly back away from barely developing it – you teaseth too much, Mr Allison! And, because that takes up much of the book, there’s not a whole lot else happening, so that could be why it feels oddly insubstantial.Volume 9 is still pretty tops though. Ed’s face when Esther half-jokingly suggested they live together was the funniest thing I’ve seen all year! I loved the visuals of the student vultures lusting after the girls’ former house and Ed hallucinating living with Dean for another year – artist Max Sarin absolutely kills it with the art as per ush.An Esther-Mite materialises temporarily in the form of Lottie, the little sister of one of Esther’s mates, prompting Susan and Daisy to don their auntie hats and endure her painful kiddie truth bombs. I get the feeling that Lottie is a carryover from Allison’s other series, Bad Machinery, though I only read the first book of that title – it wasn’t for me – so I can’t say for sure. Esther and Ed’s pub crawl was great, as was the reveal of their secret origins, and Daisy continues to grow beautifully as a character. Allison’s writing sparkles with dry wit and genial humour and Sarin’s art is perfection, page after page - they is absolutely one of the finest creative teams in all of comicsdom eva! Giant Days, Volume 9 surprisingly isn’t the home-run I’ve come to expect from this series though it’s another delightfully charming read. Nine books in and Giant Days remains a quality title but it might be starting to flag.
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  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    The Break Issue: Summer Break, Breaking Up, Breaking Bones.Volume nine about the adorable bffs Esther, Susan and Daisy takes place in the summer after year two, Sheffield U, and they will no longer live together because Susan and Daisy are pairing up with partners. Though there’s a break-up (not I will spoil it!), so that might factor in. Esther doesn’t have anyone to live with, so when out on a ten pub crawl (yes, one pint per pub, do the math!) with Ed Gemmell he (finally, but drunkenly) revea The Break Issue: Summer Break, Breaking Up, Breaking Bones.Volume nine about the adorable bffs Esther, Susan and Daisy takes place in the summer after year two, Sheffield U, and they will no longer live together because Susan and Daisy are pairing up with partners. Though there’s a break-up (not I will spoil it!), so that might factor in. Esther doesn’t have anyone to live with, so when out on a ten pub crawl (yes, one pint per pub, do the math!) with Ed Gemmell he (finally, but drunkenly) reveals what we have known all along, that he had secretly been in love with her. But within minutes of this admission, the drunk Ed goes manic, climbs a wall and breaks his leg! Cliffhanger: Ed has to move back home because of the leg, so can a relationship even begin, even if Esther agrees to try it? Do they both fully recall what was admitted by Ed? Is this just a tease, John Allison??! Max Sarin is awesome and captures a kicky vibe to match the madcap joking fun story Allison continues. A great creative team! Aside from the break-up and (especially) the Ed admission, this isn’t the most memorable volume, but trust me, I will read the next one as soon as it comes out. Highly recommended series if you just want to have fun!!
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  • Anna (Bananas)
    January 1, 1970
    This was close enough to perfect that I’m going with the full five stars. Giant Days has become a complete comfort read for me. The characters and situations are hilarious and also pure joy at the same time, even when they’re being outright tortured, LOL. It reads as such a simple array of experiences for these college girls but it’s all so relatable and so genuine. I love that they included an LGBT character in a main storyline and that her relationship with her girlfriend is imperfect. In fact This was close enough to perfect that I’m going with the full five stars. Giant Days has become a complete comfort read for me. The characters and situations are hilarious and also pure joy at the same time, even when they’re being outright tortured, LOL. It reads as such a simple array of experiences for these college girls but it’s all so relatable and so genuine. I love that they included an LGBT character in a main storyline and that her relationship with her girlfriend is imperfect. In fact, relationship mishaps are a theme in the series, both within friendships and romance. When you get down to it life is basically interactions with people and how we deal with all of it. Giant Days is a hilarious, cringeworthy, beautiful mirror of that.
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  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    Ohhh. I love these girls so much, more and more in each installment if that is possible. I've grown fond of them since volume 1. Esther,Daisy and Susan are growing up and it is a pleasure to accompany them in the path to adulthood. Sometimes they crack me up, sometimes I see myself reflected :) but I just want to protect them (and poor sweet Ed too)all the time...The only one who I find overconfident enough is McGraw. This is the end of their second year, a lot of things have changed and a lot m Ohhh. I love these girls so much, more and more in each installment if that is possible. I've grown fond of them since volume 1. Esther,Daisy and Susan are growing up and it is a pleasure to accompany them in the path to adulthood. Sometimes they crack me up, sometimes I see myself reflected :) but I just want to protect them (and poor sweet Ed too)all the time...The only one who I find overconfident enough is McGraw. This is the end of their second year, a lot of things have changed and a lot more are waiting for them. I don't want Giant Days to be over.
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  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    January 1, 1970
    Follows the girls through the end of year two as they try to figure out where they're going to live in the next year and understand their adult relationships.I absolutely loved this volume, but it wasn't as amazing as the first couple ones. Despite some very real emotions (and some very big reveals), there was so much going on that it felt very safe. The main highlight was little Lottie, who was, indeed, Esther Concentrated, and holy hell what a delight to read.I'm looking forward to the next is Follows the girls through the end of year two as they try to figure out where they're going to live in the next year and understand their adult relationships.I absolutely loved this volume, but it wasn't as amazing as the first couple ones. Despite some very real emotions (and some very big reveals), there was so much going on that it felt very safe. The main highlight was little Lottie, who was, indeed, Esther Concentrated, and holy hell what a delight to read.I'm looking forward to the next issues and I hope that year 3 brings a lot of new journeys and experiences for my favorite university students.
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  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    Another great volume in this series. Lots of changes for the group in this one and I'm definitely excited to see how next year is going to go after all the events here. Also, and I KNOW this is horrible, but Esther's story about her teacher reminds me of the math teacher we terrorized in 6th grade until she left our school literally 3/4ths of the way through her FIRST YEAR of teaching. Yeah, not proud of that as an adult but as a 12 year old who hated math it seemed pretty great -_-;
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    You know the drill by now. This series can do no wrong. It's hilarious, genuine, and the most accurate portrayal of the peculiar experience that is English University that I've ever seen. The characters are wonderful, the artwork is great (even with some guest artists this time around), and somehow we keep finding more and more insane situations that the girls fit seamlessly into.This volume features the ill-fated romance of Esther and Ed Gemmell (which ends in hospital), the search for Third Ye You know the drill by now. This series can do no wrong. It's hilarious, genuine, and the most accurate portrayal of the peculiar experience that is English University that I've ever seen. The characters are wonderful, the artwork is great (even with some guest artists this time around), and somehow we keep finding more and more insane situations that the girls fit seamlessly into.This volume features the ill-fated romance of Esther and Ed Gemmell (which ends in hospital), the search for Third Year Housing (TM), and the Rise and Fall (but mostly fall) of Daisy and Ingrid. Go. Read. Be free. Thank me later.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Totally read this the first moment I could, all in one sitting. In the last volume, Esther, Susan, and Daisy were facing the prospect of no longer living with each other, and this volume explores that more fully. As a diehard introvert, I related to Esther's problem of trying to find new roommates! This issue was a little short on laughs for me, but the art was stunning as usual. Very happy to see how Daisy and Ingrid ended up, and that a 10-year-old absolutely nailed Ingrid in one sentence.Fran Totally read this the first moment I could, all in one sitting. In the last volume, Esther, Susan, and Daisy were facing the prospect of no longer living with each other, and this volume explores that more fully. As a diehard introvert, I related to Esther's problem of trying to find new roommates! This issue was a little short on laughs for me, but the art was stunning as usual. Very happy to see how Daisy and Ingrid ended up, and that a 10-year-old absolutely nailed Ingrid in one sentence.Frankly, it seems like the characters are maturing, and that makes me a little sad.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite girls are just getting better and better! Not a ton happened in this one, but I loved all the Esther scenes and Ed Gemmell made me laugh so much. Something about the artwork felt a bit off, but I didn’t give it too much thought. Quite the ending and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
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  • Karen Foster
    January 1, 1970
    Still the only Graphic novel series I’ve stuck with. I love these three gals as palette cleansers...... The Uni set friendship makes me warmly nostalgic for past escapades which is always a lovely thing....Volume 9 was more of a good thing..... 💕
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  • Selene
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars
  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    Good ole Giant Days, please continue forever. It's getting more clear that this is would be a great gift for someone starting college, as I'm seeing a lot of relatable scenarios. Extra points because Esther gives a Vulcan salute.
  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    A very good volume of one of my favorite comics.
  • Agnė
    January 1, 1970
    As most of the previous installments in this series, Giant Days, Vol. 9 is a fun, light, and quick read. As usually, I liked it but I didn't love it.First of all, the friendship between Esther, Susan, and Daisy feels different. It just seems to me that the girls don't care about each other the same.Also, the events in this volume are so mundane (everyday student life, relationship struggles) that there is not much happening.As for the over expressive manga-ish artwork, I grew to like it. Sometim As most of the previous installments in this series, Giant Days, Vol. 9 is a fun, light, and quick read. As usually, I liked it but I didn't love it.First of all, the friendship between Esther, Susan, and Daisy feels different. It just seems to me that the girls don't care about each other the same.Also, the events in this volume are so mundane (everyday student life, relationship struggles) that there is not much happening.As for the over expressive manga-ish artwork, I grew to like it. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
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  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    This volume feels like it's moving toward closure. The trio are going their separate ways, finding new homes, ending relationships, and trying to find out how they'll keep their friendship. It's probably a little less funny than previous volumes, although it has some great moments (concentrated Esther was my favorite), but it has some major plot points for each of our characters. The art is as strong as always (there's a drinking scene that plays with the format well, which was a brief nice touc This volume feels like it's moving toward closure. The trio are going their separate ways, finding new homes, ending relationships, and trying to find out how they'll keep their friendship. It's probably a little less funny than previous volumes, although it has some great moments (concentrated Esther was my favorite), but it has some major plot points for each of our characters. The art is as strong as always (there's a drinking scene that plays with the format well, which was a brief nice touch), and I'm not sure where it's leaving us, but I definitely enjoyed the quick read.
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  • Nina
    January 1, 1970
    This is definitely my favorite current graphic novel series. I love everything about the girls and the boys and... everything!! I was sad about them moving out, but happy with all the other happenings in this volume. Ready for more!
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    My love for this series continues. The star this time had to be Lottie, the truth-telling mini Esther. So many developments this time, especially with Ed’s and Daisy’s secrets coming to light. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Kest Schwartzman
    January 1, 1970
    awh, these kids!
  • rosamund
    January 1, 1970
    These comics are so warm and funny, and have lots of rereading value.
  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    Esther fears she will be homeless next term and Ed drunkenly confesses his love to her. Susan and her beloved are stable and happy (how is this even possible?) and Daisy, poor dear Daisy. As much as I want the next volume, I don't know how this will resolve and I don't know if I can hate Ingrid any more than I already do. Of course, that's what I thought last time. Oh, how wrong I was, given I did not know how deeply wrong a human Ingrid would become.
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  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    Seriously loved this Volume and I can't wait for the next one! Esther is still my favorite!
  • Chenise
    January 1, 1970
    I love Esther, Susan and Daisy so much.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    This series can do no wrong! I just love following these three young women growing, learning, loving, losing, and laughing their way through university. I already can’t wait for the next volume!
  • Moonbook
    January 1, 1970
    I need the next vol now
  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Giant Days vol. 9 was a great addition to the series. I am so happy to be back with the characters that I love and can’t wait for vol. 10 to be released.
  • Samantha Mielke
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - I liked this one quite a bit :)
  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues
  • Ethan
    January 1, 1970
    A fun read. Deals with Ed and Esther, finally, which is nice.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of big changes for the girls in this volume, which is definitely my favorite in the series so far. It'll be very interesting to see where Year 3 takes everyone.
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