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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

27 Ratings: 3.7
A Graphic Novel

Fun Home is a graphic memoir by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, creator of the syndicated comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For." Published in 2006, it tells the story of Bechdel's upbringing in a Pennsylvania funeral home run by her closeted gay father, … see full wiki

Author: Alison Bechdel
Genre: Graphic novel, memoir
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Date Published: 2006
3 reviews about Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
review by . May 21, 2010
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and so much more
Fun Home is an amazing work. Bechdel combines humor, insight, empathy, literary theory, and autobiographic reflection into one surprisingly readable comic book about her issues with her dad. There are a lot of things going on here: Bechdel traces her father's life, her childhood, their strained relationship, her coming out, and his breaking down. These strains are combined thematically with chapters structured around books: it seems that Bechdel's best and only way of communicating with her father, …
review by . June 12, 2010
Allison Bechtel's book is so smart, and funny, and warm, I wish I knew her!       The artwork is beautiful, and she apparently drew a lot from old family photos, which may be why the frames all feel totally natural, like you're looking in on a real family.  The plot is that she grows up and discovers her own homosexuality and then her dad's, but it feels so universal; it's just about growing up and discovering who you are and making sense of where you …
Quick Tip by . December 20, 2009
Funny but very intellectual story about the author's life and self-discovery. Many literary allusions make it interesting.
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