Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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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 weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

Title:Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:232 pages

    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Dec 04, 2013

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TESTFun 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 bea...

  • Emily
    Sep 15, 2007

    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...

  • Meg Powers
    May 05, 2010

    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 ...

  • Fabian
    Jan 07, 2017

    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...

  • Natalie
    Jan 19, 2017

    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 relationshi...

  • Samadrita
    Jan 25, 2016

    3.5/5Fun 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 fr...

  • Patrick
    Jan 03, 2014

    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 appro...

  • Darth J
    Dec 09, 2015

    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. Anywa...

  • Oriana
    Dec 04, 2013

    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 ...

  • Sara
    Apr 27, 2008

    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 pare...