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Giant Days, Volume 7: 04/19/18

Giant Days, Volume 7

Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison takes us outside of the university setting to see what Daisy, Esther and Susan and everyone else are like in "the real world." There's a Christmas family reunion, an MMPORG wedding, a very relatable case of insomnia, and a protest against gentrification.

Over Christmas hols we get a decoupage comparison of family life for Susan and her big family vs Daisy and her grandma. At Susan's house her parents have split — Mum taking the house while Dad's in the caravan parked in the front garden. Susan, distraught over seeing her once boisterous family torn asunder tries to enlist the aid of her older sisters. Daisy meanwhile is trying to keep Mum about her love life.

The online wedding, though, reminds me fondly of the recently ended animé Confessions of an MMO Junkie, but acted out with the Giant Days characters.

But the most relatable chapter for me was Daisy's insomnia. With her girl friend over all the time – and sharing a bed — she's finding it hard to sleep. I happened to read volume 7 as I was going through a particularly bad bought of insomnia and it probably was about two-thirty in the morning.

Daisy screaming at the clock: how can it be two thirty?

Volume 8 comes out at the end of August.

Five stars

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