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reading Alison Bechdel's "Dykes" books since i discovered her stuff in
the "Funny Times" when there were only three books out.
She just keeps on getting better and better.
Speaking as a heterosexual male, i can say with some authority that Ms.
Bechdel consistently touches on matters and issues that transcend her
setting and move into the range of Consideration Of The Human
While the strips contained in this volume (as always) appeared on a
weekly basis in various "alternative" publications, the best way to
read them (again, as always) is in the form of this collection, in
which one can follow the sweep and development of the story and the
lives of her characters without having to wait a week for the answer to
that question that is the bane of the wellpaced storyteller, the
eternal "And then what happened?", and, as always, Ms Bechdel's book
readers get some much-appreciated lagniappe, in the form of a book-only
continuation of the story, showing us the barely-orchestrated chaos of
trying to co-ordinate several near-traumatic moves by aeveral different
organisationally-challenged people and only one truck.
Buying this book, like buying any in the series (except the first,
which is really for completists only), is your ticket to an evening of
watching a cast of wonderfully-eccentric old friends going through all
the things you or i go through -- only funnier.
CAUTION: Contains sexual
language and humour.