Reviews

  • "Bulging with literary allusions from Proust to Scott Fitzgerald, Fun Home is a book that demands to be read again and again."

    Royal Academy Magazine
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    It is a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions, with panels that combine the detail and technical proficiency of R. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own... A comic book for lovers of words! Bechdel's rich language and precise images combine to create a lush piece of work - a memoir where concision and detail are melded for maximum, obsessive density

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    New York Times
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    Bechdel's memoir offers a graphic narrative of uncommon richness, depth, literary resonance and psychological complexity . . . shares [much] in spirit with the work of Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff, and other contemporary memoirists of considerable literary accomplishement

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    Kirkus Reviews
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    The recursively told story, which revisits the sites of tragic desperation again and again, hits notes that resemble Jeanette Winterson at her best... She's made a story that's quiet, dignified and not easy to put down

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    Publishers Weekly
  • "One of the very best graphic novels ever"

    Booklist