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Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
Fun Home
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A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane... show more
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780618477944 (0618477942)
ASIN: 618477942
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
2.0 Fun House: a Family Tragicomic
This wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. I found myself enjoying parts of this graphic novel and then later, I found myself wondering exactly what I was reading. It seemed to have weird transitions between scenes which threw me off and some of the topics were redundant. Overall, not a good no...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
3.0 Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
I heard about this book from different Book Riot contributors. When it (and the follow up) went on sale, I picked both up. This is my first graphic novel-style memoir, but I like the subgenre. However, the story of Bechdel and her dad was uneven, so I waffled between 2.5 - 3 stars, finally rounding ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 Fun Home & Are You My Mother?
The latest foray into the realms of the graphic novel led me to Bechdel's autobiographical works about her parents. Fun Home, the earlier of the two books, describes her growing up and relationship with her father. Without going into much of the plot and issues, Fun Home offers an exploration into...
XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 Christians students are using their religion as an excuse to refuse reading assignments
What were they thinking? If their religious faith is so strong, reading one book would not affect their continuous religious delusion. The writer is a lesbian. And it is about her story. Why are Christians so close-minded? Reading a story of a lesbian would not diminish their faith in religi...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Fun Home
Such a great memoir. Bechdel's graphics really worked for me. I like reading comics/graphic novels, but the images are usually secondary to me. That wasn't the case with Fun House. In terms of reading experiences it reminded me of This One Summer.
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