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MOBI ☆ DOC Fun Home A Family Tragicomic 9780618477944 FREE Æ 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 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 i THIS JUST IN P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TESTFun Home a cripplingly hip graphic novel isYesIt'sYESWell let's see it's you know all right good yes nods head hummphs into beard pulls earlobe raises eyebrows waves hands in a vague direction shifts about in seat You know Don't get me wrong It was good Yes Cool clever really hip I mean really as far as I can tell my hipometer needs a new battery I think; it was not the least bit funny but that's not such a bad thing andStares at ceilingHas sudden thoughtHey you don't think Alison Bechdel will read this do you she's not one of those Goodreads authors who suddenly jump up like a damned jack in a box and scare the jesus out of you and tell you they devoted five years of hard graft to this work you've just or less sneered at and damned with the faintest possible praise I really hope not that's not happened to me yet but I know it's happened to a few of you and it's not pretty some of you were mildly traumatised I saw it with my own eyes you had to be led away to a uiet good place with a small cat to strokeSo Fun Room It was all sweetly sad and worthy painfully so all about Alison's father who was this closet gay or bi living the whole of his life in a small Pennsylvanian town So his temperament ran towards the dour and repressed and the sublimating everything into his house restoration and then lo shazam Alison figures this out and also double shazam that she herself is gay and then they become a lot closer and then stuff happens but not that much stuff I wanted stuff I'm unreasonableI read books for stuff you know

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Ly 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 Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to meWOWI knew NOTHING about this book TERRIFIC SPECTACULAR until it was in my hands todayother than it was a highly recognized graphic memoir chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 200680 4333 people rated this book so where was I Hidden away with blindfolds and earplugs There's a lot going on in this 'memoir' so much so there could be several individual books written on any 'one' theme For 18 years Allison grew up in a house of daily renovation If anybody has lived through having their bathroom or kitchen remodeled you know personally what the disruption feels like Can you imagine your entire childhood around hammers and nails strips of loose molding Remodeling is very stressful I would think that many years of focus of renovation would drive every family member into a corner That much daily physical chaos creates disconnected communications I could understand that when Allison was little her house the walls the wallpaper the furniture the curtains all felt like another child in the house She on the other hand often felt like the furniture Allison offers elegant prose pleasure intelligence and compassion through literary referencesreflecting on classics read that both she and her dad enjoyed shared loved for booksThey she and her dad never did come 'out' to each other Both are gay To get the 'full' story READ THIS GRAPHIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY Suggestion If you have not read this book know 'nothing' about ithaving not read 'any' reviews no blurbs 'nothing' have been living under a rock like I have if you are willing to 'trust' go in blind DON'T read anything about this book until you have finished the last page I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED reading it this way It's Sooooooo worth readingAnother TOP TOP TOP graphic memoir A few great uotes inspired by Ulysses by James Joyce

Alison Bechdel  Fun Home A Family Tragicomic READER

Fun Home A Family TragicomicNvolved 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 fami I've known about Bechdel for some time but I've never gotten around to reading any of her work Odds are you know about her too even if you're not aware of it She's the one that invented the appropriately named Bechdel Test for moviesIf you don't know about the test it bears talking about It's almost like a checklist 1 Does the movie have two female characters in it 2 Do the two female characters have at least one conversation 3 Does at least one of their conversations concentrate on something other than a man If the answer to any of these is no you fail the test To me the truly interesting thing about this test isn't how many movies utterly fail it It's that when you're first exposed to the test you're forced to confront how fucked up the gender bias in almost all media is Anyway I picked up the comic because I was curious what her writing was like And because it's odd to see a graphic novel that's won so much literary attention This book has a ton of awards and accolades Did I like it Yes It's cleverly written Very earnest and heartfelt It's fascinating Did I lurve it No I admire the craft in the book It was emotionally engaging without being maudlin It was artfully constructed It shared an experience with me that I never would have gained anywhere else I'd happily recommend it to a lot of my friends But for me that's where it stops Enjoyment and admiration of the craft This book is a wonderful example of Great books that are not perfectly targeted for me Now don't get me wrong It was fascinating Books I whole heartedly enjoy and admire are still in the top 5% But what really rings the bell that hangs in your heart is mostly a matter of flavor and this one wasn't uite suited to me Is it worth your time Yes That said you're likely to enjoy it if you're a recovering English major Or if you're a fan of ueer culture autobiographical fiction or non superhero graphic novels