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Autobiographies, Graphic novels

Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

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Good evening!

Today I’d like to tell you about a graphic novel that I read a few months ago and that I have already mentioned in a previous post (this one) because of a recent polemic with some freshers from Duke University who refused to read this graphic novel which was on their summer reading list.

I thought it was time to tell you more precisely about this book which I didn’t absolutely adore but which is, I believe, one of the most accomplished autobiographical graphic novels ever written.

In Fun Home, Alison Bechdel recounts her childhood, teenage years and the beginning of her life as a young adult. The author mainly focuses on two important points of her early life: her relationship with her parents, and particularly with her father, and her discovery of being a lesbian. Continue Reading

News of the week

An author in a spider’s web, reactionary students and a good way to get rid of your old books

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Good evening!

It’s time to go back over what happened in the publishing industry this week.

 

Let’s start with some good news if you’re a fan of Millenium — I’m obviously talking about the release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The latest novel of the Millenium saga, featuring once again the character of Lisbeth Salander, was released last Tursday at midnight. The particularity of this book? As you must know if you are a fan of the original trilogy, it was not written by the creator of Millenium, who died in 2004 from a heart attack before his books were released and became the best-sellers they have been since, but by David Lagercrantz. Continue Reading