I don't know why I picked up Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel. It isn't the kind of thing I usually read.
But something about it just caught me. Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting anything, didn't know anything about it. One of those time when you accidentally stumble upon something great.
It turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read, prose or graphic. It was the final piece of the puzzle for me. Up until then, I'd say, "Graphic novels could be as good as any novel." After that experience, I could say, "Graphic novels ARE as good as any novel."
Anyway, Alison Bechdel just received a MacArthur genius grant, and it is well deserved.
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