Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few wee In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting,...

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Title:Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Author:Alison Bechdel
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:232 pages pages

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Reviews

  • Emily
    Sep 15, 2007

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

  • Oriana
    Jul 21, 2010

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

  • El
    May 02, 2016

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

    Shatters all my preconceptions of the graphic novel, reassures me of the form?s capacity for dense literally allusiveness, intellectual analysis and philosophical ponderings. Brilliant. The writer/artist was raised in a marvellously retro setting?a refurbished mansion kitted out li...

    Alison Bechdel?s comic-form autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic begins and ends with strong textual and visual images of her father. The book?s first full drawing on the title page of chapter one is, in fact, a recreation of an old photograph of the enigmatic man. It sums u...

    3.5/5. ...

    Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist, which is an area that sort of fascinates me because I can't draw a consistent comic strip to save my life. Each panel would look different. So when someone can do it convincingly, I'm intrigued. Bechdel intrigues me because not only can she do that, but ...

  • Sara
    Apr 27, 2008

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 25, 2012

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

  • Diane
    Sep 04, 2007

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

  • Paul Bryant
    Jun 18, 2010

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

  • Jessica
    Sep 26, 2007

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

  • Elyse Walters
    Jun 23, 2017

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

  • Earline
    Dec 21, 2007

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

  • Patrick
    Jan 03, 2014

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

  • Fabian
    Oct 25, 2016

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

  • KFed
    Jun 07, 2009

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

    Shatters all my preconceptions of the graphic novel, reassures me of the form?s capacity for dense literally allusiveness, intellectual analysis and philosophical ponderings. Brilliant. The writer/artist was raised in a marvellously retro setting?a refurbished mansion kitted out li...

    Alison Bechdel?s comic-form autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic begins and ends with strong textual and visual images of her father. The book?s first full drawing on the title page of chapter one is, in fact, a recreation of an old photograph of the enigmatic man. It sums u...

  • Peter Derk
    Mar 04, 2009

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

  • MJ Nicholls
    Apr 08, 2012

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

    Shatters all my preconceptions of the graphic novel, reassures me of the form?s capacity for dense literally allusiveness, intellectual analysis and philosophical ponderings. Brilliant. The writer/artist was raised in a marvellously retro setting?a refurbished mansion kitted out li...

  • Kaion
    Sep 24, 2011

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

  • Meg Powers
    May 05, 2010

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

  • Aubrey
    Dec 28, 2010

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

  • Cristina Leitón
    Jan 24, 2016

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

  • Paul
    Aug 11, 2018

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

  • Larry H
    Jul 11, 2017

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Apr 30, 2015

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

  • Ted
    May 04, 2012

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 30, 2016

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

  • Samadrita
    Sep 21, 2014

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Oct 13, 2018

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

  • Puck
    Jun 16, 2018

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

    Shatters all my preconceptions of the graphic novel, reassures me of the form?s capacity for dense literally allusiveness, intellectual analysis and philosophical ponderings. Brilliant. The writer/artist was raised in a marvellously retro setting?a refurbished mansion kitted out li...

    Alison Bechdel?s comic-form autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic begins and ends with strong textual and visual images of her father. The book?s first full drawing on the title page of chapter one is, in fact, a recreation of an old photograph of the enigmatic man. It sums u...

    3.5/5. ...

    Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist, which is an area that sort of fascinates me because I can't draw a consistent comic strip to save my life. Each panel would look different. So when someone can do it convincingly, I'm intrigued. Bechdel intrigues me because not only can she do that, but ...

    Spice up your Pride-Month TBR with this beautiful and dark graphic novel. Fun Home is the biographic story of Alison Bechdel herself, who grows up with a repressed and strict homosexual father, who dies a few days after Alison herself has come out as a lesbian. Was it an accident, or...

  • Darth J
    Sep 21, 2015

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

  • Nat
    Jan 08, 2017

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

  • Lotte
    Jul 27, 2017

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TEST Fun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is.... Yes? It's.... YES?? Well, 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 direc...

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty minutes--almost precisely the amount of time it would take to travel from the office ...

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs to the writers' cumulative reading endeavors. To put it in less crude terms, both book...

    Family dysfunction, bow down to the Bechdel family. Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was an enigma to her while she was growing up?an English teacher and director of the family-owned funeral home (aka the "Fun Home") who had an exacting eye for fashion, decor, and gardening. He wasn'...

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me! WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphic memoir - chosen best book of the year by at least 10 major publications in 2006)...

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey. Astute, cheeky & enthralling, it b...

    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 movies. If you don't know about the test, it be...

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teac...

    My life is such a hot ass mess right now that it took me a week to read this even though I loved it. Whereas most graphic novels are quick, fun reads, this is unlike anything I've read before because it?s so rich with meaning. This is like a literary fiction novel tucked into a graph...

    3.5/5 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms w...

    Hmmm... Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anyway, I wanted to like this more than I did. You see, I'm not really a fan of gra...

    Book #4 for Jugs & Capes, my all-girl graphic-novel book club! You can also read this review (slightly tweaked) on CCLaP. *** I've been wanting to read this book for years. Isn't it crazy that I had to start an entire graphic novel book club to somehow give myself permiss...

    Updated This is a terrific book. The graphic memoir format added an extraordinary dimension to the story. (I can't recall ever having read a graphic novel before, so in that sense the entire experience of this book was new to me.) The book was published when Bechdel was in h...

    Here's something I don't get to say very often: I liked the Broadway musical better than the comic. I decided to reread this after seeing the excellent show, and I had a sharper critique of the book this second time around. I first read Fun Home about six years ago after seeing it o...

    Honestly, I have no idea why this is considered such a classic of graphic memoirs. I'm not an expert on this form, and feel self-conscious critiquing graphic literature because of this, but let's work through this. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic details growing in a cold home where a...

    I went out and bought this book immediately after hearing a paper on it at a recent conference. The paper had to do with narrative strategies that children use for uncovering and witnessing their parents' trauma -- in this book, the narrator Allison tries to piece together her father's...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Confession time: The only reason I read Fun Home was because it was on the list of most challenged or banned books last year, I had already read more than half of the others on the list and there was a snowball?s c...

    I just re-read Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic for my class on YA Graphic Novels with strong girl characters. A celebrated memoir, made into a Tony-award-winning musical. One of the best comics projects of all time. Meticulously wrought, with attention to every single detail in every si...

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is the third comic I have read which is meant exclusively for adults (after The Complete Persepolis and Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began). I must say that out of the three, this one is the most bri...

    just insert "Fun Home" in place of "House of Leaves" in Mickey's review: This book looks at you with this smug fucking smile on it's face, daring you to say that you don't like it, knowing that masses of people are going to go along with it because they don't want to look stupid. ...

    I wonder pretty often what the point of writing books is, mostly because, well, you know, there are already so many of them... More narrowly, I think I kind of understand why people feel compelled to write memoirs, but I do wonder -- as I remain stalled out on page 236 of Martin Ami...

    Mi primera lectura de novela gráfica no podía haber sido mejor. Cuando Jennifer (una de las libreras de la Come In, en Barcelona) me recomendó empezar con Fun Home y lo hizo con tanta emoción, no pude resistirme a llevármelo a casa conmigo. Y lo empecé, y seguí leyendo, y fiján...

    Here's why I give this book only a single star and didn't finish it. Alison Bechdel is smart. And here's how my relationship goes with people who are chronically, unendingly smart usually goes. 1. I think to myself, "I want to talk to some smart people who have big ideas." 2. ...

    This is my first proper graphic novel and is part of a reading challenge for this year. It?s by Alison Bechdel and I hadn?t initially realised I knew her name from the Bechdel test. This is a way of looking at the way women are portrayed in fiction and film. The test is whether a w...

    I could dislike this if I really put my mind to it, but acting out of spite appeals about as much as following out of habit, so I will trust in my years of youthful reading of words and/or images to do the instinctual judgment work for me. It's pitiful, though, how alike the context of...

    Shatters all my preconceptions of the graphic novel, reassures me of the form?s capacity for dense literally allusiveness, intellectual analysis and philosophical ponderings. Brilliant. The writer/artist was raised in a marvellously retro setting?a refurbished mansion kitted out li...

    Alison Bechdel?s comic-form autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic begins and ends with strong textual and visual images of her father. The book?s first full drawing on the title page of chapter one is, in fact, a recreation of an old photograph of the enigmatic man. It sums u...

    3.5/5. ...