I love love looooooove this panel.
I‘m conflicted here... I know this is a true story but... this seems like a dangerous comment to make...
Thought provoking and interesting graphic novel about the author‘s life/childhood. I definitely think it is labeled correctly as a tragicomic- there is a lot of tragedy, but also humor. This seems like a very honest telling of her life as it happened to her and I really respect that. It didn‘t seem exaggerated or in any way like she was trying to justify anything about her parents. I think the intended audience is teenagers and above.
Brilliant graphic memoir. Poignant, insightful and original in its approach to the intersections of coming of age and coming out, feminism, gay identity, acceptance and the unique dynamics of a deeply unhappy family.
Please do your self a service and read this book.
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Is it wrong that the word tragicomic is what drew me to this book? I liked it. I think some might find the story sad, but coming from someone who also had an odd relationship with a parent, and childhood, I got where she was coming from. I do admit to not knowing all the classic books referenced in the story.
“Slightly more blue than Fun Home” can be reasonably expected to give precise color information when certain friends ask about a new dress, regardless of differences from one screen to another.
Love this behind-the-scenes tidbit!
I‘m seeing Fun Home tonight for the second time. It‘s the opening night in my hometown. First time I saw this show was in NYC in 2016. 😊
I did not pick this book up until last year. Luckily, a theatre in Philadelphia was doing the musical around the same time. It quickly became one of my favorite musicals. #RingofKeys #MusicalNewYear @Cinfhen @vivastory
I‘m just not feeling it. I really liked her other book Are You My Mother? when I read it couple years ago. This one on the other hand feels like a chore to read. Maybe I‘ll revisit another time.
This was both a great graphic memoir and broadway musical!!!
Loved this Authors reference! I haven‘t played in ages, but it was my favorite card game as a kid.
American cartoonist, Alison Bechdel, known for comic 'Dykes To Watch Out For', wrote this wonderfully done graphic memoir about her relationship with her father, Bruce. And about her sexual orientation as a lesbian.
Themes of suicide, gender roles and a dysfunctional family overlay this story of coming out, finding your first girlfriend and living through Nixon and Watergate trial.
#JuneItsElectrifying Day 26: There was a time when lesbians were called #TBirds. This fiercely honest graphic memoir by Bechdel speaks eloquently of coming-out and being comfortable in one‘s skin. As a reader, I was deeply fascinated by the dynamics between father and daughter, the long-suffering and silent mother, & the almost-invisible brothers. There are scabs of pain here that reveal burning wounds, peeling away at the edges. Full review ⬇️
I've been meaning to read Fun Home forever. It seems somehow appropriate that I finally got to it only months after my own father's death. I connected with this in a way I didn't anticipate. The literary references and complex relationships really echoed my own life in an unexpected way. Definitely recommended. I am going to have to reread it.
A graphic memoir is indeed the best way for a talented cartoonist to write a memoir. This is a very honest, revealing, and deep memoir that really packs a punch! It's about a young girl and about her relationship with her father who was director of a funeral ("fun") home. It's also about her coming out, then discovering her father was also gay shortly before his sudden death. After his death, she discovers even more about him that she didn't know.
One of the most poetic prose I've ever read. The story is touching, the illustrations are gorgeous. It leaves you with a bittersweet pang. I would recommend this to everyone.
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Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of family secrets and identity is set against the backdrop of the family funeral home (fun home for short) & childhood home, a renovated Victorian that is practically a museum. She had me at funeral home, really. Interwoven to this intimate story in an accessible way are literary references to Proust, Fitzgerald, Joyce & more. Also it's a Broadway musical. 🎶
Another delicious lunch outside on this gorgeous sun drenched day. Just started this graphic memoir.
I want to read more graphic novels and comics this year, so I picked up Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. I was not prepared for how bleak it was. I had an idea that it was going to be a memoir about her dysfunctional but ultimately lovable family. There was a lot less lovability than I expected. It was good, though, and the narrative of discovering her father‘s true story, while beginning to discover her own, was compelling. #bookriot #readharder2018