Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

English language

Published Feb. 21, 2006

ISBN:
9780618477944

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4 stars (8 reviews)

1 edition

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3 stars

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic memoir that chronicles the childhood of Alison Bechdel, growing up in rural Pennsylvania and her complicated relationships with her father. Alison Bechdel is best known as the person whom the Bechdel test was named after. The Bechdel test is a simple method that can be used to determine if a work of fiction (or movie) is gender biased. To pass the Bechdel test there must be at least two women, who talk to each other about something other than men.

Fun Home is a non-linear account of Alison Bechdel’s childhood with a strong focus on her relationship with her father. A complex relationship, Bruce Bechdel was a funeral director and a high school English teacher. He was obsessed with restoring the family’s Victorian home and often viewed his children as free labour. He was often cold and prone to abusive rage, Alison’s …

Review of 'Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This has to be one of the best books I have read this year. Alison Bechdel's autobiographical narrative of her coming of age, dealing with her coming out as a lesbian as well as her relationship with her father is an excellent work. The work has some humor, and it is also very moving at times. The art does an excellent job of going along with a narrative that draws on classical literature to build the story. In one way, it makes you want to go out and read some of the books mentioned in this graphic novel.

I borrowed this one from the library, but this is definitely a work I want to add to my personal collection, so I will be buying a copy down the road. This graphic novel definitely belongs on any list of "best graphic novels." This is also a great example of "LGBT" literature, …

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