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Flammable
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
12 posts | 12 read | 11 to read
The first full-length Graphic Memoir from one of the masters of the form. Gabrielle Bell has never been better.
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kaykay521
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Enjoyed this graphic memoir of Gabrielle returning home to help her mother rebuild after a house fire. They have a fractured relationship strife with past abuses and neglect, but it was an honest real portrayal of a mother daughter relationship. Plus I appreciated Gabrielle‘s speaking candidly about her mental illnesses.

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MiyakoBunny
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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💔Growing up in a severely abusive household this & a few other scenes in this graphic really hit me at the core #BrokenHearted #SpeechBubbleChallenge #LetsGetGraphicWeekLongMarathon

TommieMarie74 Sending hugs ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MiyakoBunny @TommieMarie74 Thank you for your kindness❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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MiyakoBunny @Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2y
MiyakoBunny @cobwebmoth {{{{{Hugs}}}}}} 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Also sending hugs 🤗 ❤️ 2y
MiyakoBunny @ElishaLovesBooks Thank you so much 🤗 ❤️ 2y
WarpedSweetness Much love to a fellow survivor. ❤❤❤ Just that scene you posted hits too close to home for me. I think I'll avoid this. 2y
MiyakoBunny @WarpedSweetness ❤️❤️❤️Same to you, & yes please do I‘d hate for you to endure any triggers *hugs* 2y
TricksyTails Sending you so much love and hugs. ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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MiyakoBunny @rohit-sawant Thank you 💝💝💝🤗🤗🤗 2y
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MiyakoBunny
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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*High👋🏼Five*😸For that bit of Motherly👵🏼 #SassAttack #SpeechBubbleChallenge #LetsGetGraphicWeekLongMarathon

TricksyTails 👏😂 2y
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Lindy
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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After her mother's rural California cabin burns down, cartoonist Gabrielle Bell travels from NYC to help her out. This bittersweet graphic memoir documents a complicated mother-daughter relationship over the course of a year. I loved it.

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Lindy
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Gabrielle Bell is my favourite neurotic.

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Jokila
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Lindy I'm looking forward to this. I'm next in line at the library, but I paused my hold so that I could catch up on other books. 2y
Jokila @Lindy have you read Bell before? It's more meandering than a lot of other graphic memoirs. More of a diary like Lucy Knisley's travelogues 2y
batsy I would love to read more of her work. I enjoyed the one that I read 2y
Lindy @Jokila She is honest about the mundane, making me feel like a confidante. I've enjoyed her early memoir, Lucky, and the more recent 2y
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Jokila
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Sounds familiar

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booksbaconglitter
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Mehso-so

This is a very quiet graphic memoir. Gabrielle Bell reflects on her depression and her relationship with her mother, which all revolves around her mother's home burning down in California. Slow paced but very thoughtful.

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AmandaL
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This graphic memoir recounts what happened when the author flew back to rural Norther California to help her reclusive mother who lost everything in a fire. It has an interesting cast of country characters. The story doesn't explore any one issue too deeply, but has a series of vignettes that kept me reading.

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BookishMarginalia
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Today's comic book store #bookhaul (plus assorted single issues)

ReadingsByTheC There is a Josephine Baker graphic novel! How did I not know about this? Will be picking that up ASAP. 2y
batsy Gabrielle Bell! I would love to check out more by her. I really enjoyed When I'm Old 2y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell

It sucks when this happens. I requested an ARC because this book sounded AMAZING, & while there were some good parts, they would suddenly end about the time I was getting into the story. There was so much potential here & so many interesting threads to follow & yet the story just fell apart. I'm supposed to do a review/author interview for a lit mag, so I'm going to have to see if I feel differently on a re-read. I hate writing negative reviews...

NovelGirl82 I feel the exact same way. I hate posting negative reviews. 3y
Reviewsbylola That's really disappointing. I hate writing negative reviews too. 3y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
Flammable | Gabrielle Bell
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Next up in my #24in48 readathon! I got an ARC of this graphic memoir and I'm super excited about it.

Also, @Litsy the title should be Everything Is Flammable, not just Flammable. 🙃

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