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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
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Feb 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiftyfiftyme
Read in February, 2012

An unbelievably engaging graphic novel, this book marries deeply personal experiences (sexual identity, dysfunctional family, etc) with symbolism and phrasing from classic literature perfectly. A perfect book for anyone who has ever tried to escape into a book from their problems only to find them mirrored in the written text. The cover indicates it's "hilarious" (c/o a quote from a Time magazine review) but I found it to be disturbing, not hilarious, but beautifully written and executed.
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Ryan VERY very worth it and would be a good addition to your 50/50

Theresa Loved this graphic novel. Your review is spot on.

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