This breakout book by Alison Bechdel takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's a father-daughter tale pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings ...
andlike Marjane Satrapi's Persepolisa story exhilaratingly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift . . . graphic . . . and redemptive.
Molto bello.Intelligente, sincero, intenso e sobrio al tempo stesso.Più ricco e profondo, anche nella lingua, di molti romanzi.Nel rapporto con il padre, un'autobiografia di formazione intrisa di letteratura.Molto emozionante, senza effetti.Non amo
..."enza effetti. Non amo troppo il tratto, il disegno ma direi che si adatta bene alla scrittura.Continua...Nascondi
I don't know where to start with this review. This book was a wonderful example of non-linear narrative. The story jumped around in time from episode to episode but while the story didn't progress in time the depth and understanding of the people
..." and their relationships in it increased with each new chapter revealing another layer of depth. Each chapter also had it's own literary theme, referring to a novel the author or her father liked and how it reflected their lives. (I must admit I found the Proust one the most dull but that's probably cause I've not read Proust). It was a very interesting, honest and insightful book. Definitely one I'd recommend.Continua...Nascondi
Every chapter tells the same story, again & again: the relationship between the author and her father. Always with new details, deeper feelings, some humor, literary citations (Proust, Joyce) & comparisons. Wonderful.