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Giant Days, Volume 3: 05/29/17

Giant Days, Volume 3  by John Allison

Giant Days, Volume 3 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar continues the madcap antics of university roommates Susan, Esther, and Daisy. The first semester is coming to a close and for some that's good and for others, it's a living nightmare.

For spring hols, Daisy and Esther take a bus trip to the beach. Except they get on the wrong bus and end up deep in sheep country. Instead of fighting they make the best of it and do in fact, find a place to go swimming.

Open air swimming pool!

Susan, meanwhile, is helping run a campaign. Somewhere along the way she gets too wrapped up in the process of campaigning and loses sight of everything else: the issues at the school, her classes, her life, basic hygiene. Though taken to hilarious extremes, anyone who has known anyone on a long project (or been on one themselves) will recognize how easily one can become obsessed with the project at the cost of all other things.

But my favorite part was the arrival of Esther's frenamy, a woman who parties hard and had a notorious reputation. Esther and she end up on an exhausting bender, only to then have both of them reveal that neither one particularly likes that lifestyle. They both just sort of felt obligated to do it for old time's sake.

Can we go bowling?

Volume 4 came out in February.

Five stars

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