A person could get used to this

June 26th, 2006 | Interviews & Reviews

Fun Home got another great review in today’s NY Times, by George Gene Gustines. It’s also a great review for graphic narrative in general.

Throughout the memoir…the magic of the graphic format emerges. Ms. Bechdel’s qualms, trepidation and excitement emerge from the words and images working together. Somehow adding the two ingredients together conveys more than either one could do alone.

3 Responses to “A person could get used to this”

  1. Elizabeth A says:

    What a great review! Congratulations!!
    The review was spot-on, in terms of highlighting what is so gripping/interesting/moving about Fun Home.

    Welcome back from your tour!

  2. Stephen Frug says:

    I have to admit I liked this review a lot better — the first one irritated me. (Rant here if anyone cares why: http://stephenfrug.blogspot.com/2006/06/rant-on-comics-reviewers-and-nyt.html)

    And, all in all, it’s wonderful to see such a terrific book get so much good press!

  3. jam says:

    congrats on the great review(s) – you most certainly deserve it – but good gravy…

    “Somehow adding the two ingredients together conveys more than either one could do alone.”

    when will the literary world stop acting so geewhiz-who-knew-comix-could-be-so-sophisticated? i mean, how long has it been since Eisner first laid this truth down for all to see?

    ok, rant over. congrats again! you rock!