oh no

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 20 Mar 2019

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I thought this book was really great. It was a nice collection of some of the best comics, and I found the jokes and points to be spot on. The book is short and can be easily consumed in one sitting, but I found it fun to go through. The art style is quirky but very relatable, and I found myself nodding along with a lot of the comics.
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I'm a big fan of the Instagram account where these comics gained popularity (it has 379k followers), and if you like the Instagram account then you will definitely enjoy this book as it is equally as funny as the relatable comics Norris has become known for.

While I enjoyed reading this - my rating is more of a 3.5 - I'm not convinced this comic format is suited to book form due to its repetitive structure. This makes a fun coffee table book to dip in and out of but I wouldn't recommend reading it all in one sitting like I did.
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When I decided to read this book, I was not expect that this book will be like it is. It's funny and I enjoy it a lot. 
It's so relatable and I feel like I am seeing myself in one of those comics. I just like how simple is the illustration yet it delivered all the message right through. 
I highly recommend you to pick it up :)
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I got an ARC of this book.

I can pretty much sum up this book in two words: oh no. 

I don't understand who thought it would be a good idea to gather this comic into a printed version. The punchline is always "oh no". It gets really boring really fast. There were even a few comics that referenced this, but they were not enough to make me excited to read it.

I don't even know what I am supposed to review. It was pretty much the same comic over and over again. It was minimalist, which I normally enjoy, but this time made me feel like I was cheated out of my time for trying to find something to grasp onto.

So it is a no. There is really nothing else to say, oh no.
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A very cute collection of adorable and sometimes way too accurate comics about life and all of the "Oh no" moments that we all have.
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Extremely fun and quick read, perfect for when you are feeling down and want something relatable that you can finish in one sitting!
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I’ve seen this around social media, so I am familiar with it and I remember liking most of the comic strips I have read before. The style on the surface is  plain and charming, but the simple artwork reveals maturity underneath. Skilled techniques are hidden by the simplistic approach. The use of the paneling, coloring and speech balloons is superb and adds to the meaning and experience. No space is wasted or unplanned here. 

This collection is all about adulting. It tackled themes of parenting, career, gender roles, socialization (or lack of social skills), self image, mortality, morality and many more. We are treated to satirical, self deprecating and meta humor. It is extremely relatable—from birth to growing up and falling in love, and eventually dying—we can all agree that life is sometimes just a big “oh no.” We might as well get a laugh out of it.
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This was quite good, it did get repetitive as each comic ends with a character (usually the pink blob) saying "oh no" so after over 100 pages of that it doesn't quite have the same effect as it does at the beginning. It wasn't really as funny as I was hoping, but it was quite fun to read, I wouldn't really recommend it HIGHLY but it's a decent webcomic adapted into a graphic novel.
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I’ve seen many of these disappointing blob comics floating around the internet and they’re so… depressing - it’s hilarious! 

Every single comic ends with the punch line “oh no” which somehow just gets funnier with each new comic. They’re also incredibly clever and relatable which just makes it so much better! Also, the childish and sort-of-ugly blobs is kind of growing on me.
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I do love these comics from Norris, as I have followed his instagram for a while and find they are always extremely relatable and most often make me chuckle but I just don't the repetition of the running gag worked well in book form, as I found they are a lot funner when you see only a few at time.
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been following alex norris's work for a while now so naturally, i HAD to pick this book up. i loved it. funny, witty, and at some points it got really meta. this was an enjoyable read.
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I really enjoy seeing these comics when they pop up online. However, reading a whole book of them wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. I would recommend this book for existing fans of the comic to dip into from time to time rather than read cover to cover. The comics are just as good as I remembered, just a bit much to read all in one go.
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Oh no might be simple in the visual field (still better than any my attempts to draw something resembling a human being). But it somehow connects well with the content. The fatality and pathos. It fits way better than some elaborated and detailed drawing. And I always call myself pink blob on a bad day, easy to relate.  

Sometimes you as the reader dread to turn the page because you fear what you will see there. It is a window into our own lives. We all are guilty of more than one thing included in this comic.

It started with me thinking "yes, I know this so well" and going to the fact that I started to think if something is wrong with my life? 
It was a nice short, funny comic.

And I have to say that my favourite was Mirror mirror on the wall, I did not see this coming at all.
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This little collection is so funny and entertaining despite the simple designs. I enjoyed the fact that the gender of "pink blob" is never confirmed and it plays with various gender stereotypes. An overall light and fast but nonetheless good read.
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Now, to be completely honest, I’ve been following Alex Norris’ comic page for a while now, and I enjoy his comics a lot. This book includes some comics that have already been put on his page, and some new ones.

The “oh no” is a running gag, and he often makes fun of this running gag. His comics talk about ordinary, every day things in a funny and relatable way. I like his art style–it’s simple but effective, and the colors are bright but not too jarring.

To be fair, I already knew I would like his book because I liked his comics, but for some of you who may not read comics, I thought I would share my thoughts. I really enjoyed this book, it brightened my day, and I think everyone should check it out.
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This is a strange but funny little book. It is full of funny scenarios that end with oh no. This is perfect if you want a quick wee read to cheer yourself up.
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A good webseries that doesn't find it's footing in print. The premise of each strip is so simplified it looks barren on each page.
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Alex Norris creates a completely relatable comic. With minimalist details and blobs as people, who would think "that's totally me!" every time a new one pops up. This viral comic is completely adorable and I will continue to follow Norris' work!
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Absolutely terrible and not funny whatsoever. Awful illustrations and I regret picking this up. A complete waste of my time.
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Oh man.  These comics will never stop being hilarious.  Many I'd seen before, but many I hadn't.  With his cartoon-esque art style, his comic strips get right down the the point, and boy, is the point a little too real sometimes.  He makes fun of his own strips, uses his comics to bring up relevant point in today's society, and even goes so far so as to critique common phenomena around us and how we interact with it.  Overall, it's a funny, light-hearted collection that brings to light many important personal revelations.
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