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.
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Comics and graphic novels are the theme of Banned Books Week this year. It was the perfect time to finally read Fun Home.
I haven’t been completely under a rock, I’ve known about this book and have been meaning to get to it for years. You readers know how that goes! So many books, so little time.
I can’t tell you how glad I am to have finally made the time for this one. What an exquisitely painful, beautiful, and moving story.
There aren’t many things I can say about this book that haven’t already been said. It’s as funny and as powerful as everyone has been saying for years. It will break your heart and make you feel entirely hopeful at the same time.
Fun Home is an absolute triumph. If you haven’t read this you shouldn’t waste another moment. Read it. Now.