Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For

Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For

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Change is afoot as the best-selling "Dykes to Watch Out For" series moves to Alyson. Alison Bechdel continues to illuminate the way we live through the comic strip serial that has become a national treasure. In the tenth book in the series, Mo, the curmudgeonly women's bookstore clerk, blithely rants about Dr. Laura, Donald Rumsfeld, gay Enron execs, and the pernicious effects of Frogger, while her cozy counterculture community is shifting beneath her feet. Her job is in jeopardy as Madwimmin Books's customer base defects to the chains. Her ex, Clarice, is displaying symptoms of soccer mom-itis. Her best friend, Lois, has announced her new name is Louis. And her old pal Sparrow considers whether having a baby with her boyfriend will compromise her identity as a radical lesbian feminist. Meanwhile, Toni doesn't know what do when Clarice's George W. Bush-induced depression lasts long after the inauguration and, in the wake of 9-11, her friends square off on questions of idealism, violence, compassion, patriotism, and dissent. As they hash out their ideological differences, a black-and-white world takes on surprisingly variegated shades of gray.

Alison Bechdel is the author of nine previous "Dykes to Watch Out For" books, three of which have been Lambda Literary Award winners, as was also her autobiography, "The Indelible Alison Bechdel." She lives in Vermont.

Title:Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781555838287
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    Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For Reviews

  • Dov Zeller

    I've been reading this comic on and off since the early '90s and I always enjoy Bechdel's wonderful art and the way she brings her cast of characters to life. the characters and their predicaments can...

  • Ricky

    I died a little knowing this is the last Bechdel on Joanna's bookshelf.Important questions: how does she make comic characters so sexy? how stereotypical of me is it to dislike the straight guy charac...

  • Darlene

    This was a fast read for me. Having read the Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, I found many of the strips repeated here. Or is it the other way around? I think this was written first. actually. But it...

  • Raina

    Great political commentary by the creator of Fun Home. Very current issues, and a little L-word style interpersonal drama too. Don't think I'll track down the earliest DTWOF (1984), as I'm not sure I ...

  • J.P.

    Dykes to Watch Out For is possibly one of my favorite "comic" strips ever. If you've never read it, look for a copy of Essential Dykes to Watch Out For. You won't be able to put it down. Also check ou...

  • Nathanielk

    Not sure what it says about me, but I have read most of the books in this series and enjoyed every one. Have fun figuring out which Dyke you most clearly resemble. ...

  • Juliana

    Entertaining, although the political humor is of course a bit dated by now. This was the first time I'd read Dykes to Watch Out for after hearing recommendations for years, and I enjoyed it. ...

  • Robert Hudder

    I am reading Underworld right now. It has been a long slog and is trying to get us to 9/11. This volume also covers that space. I was impressed on how well it captures it. While their reality is nothi...

  • Agns S

    La autora es mordaz y cínica, muy buena detectando los problemas o temas de discusión, y ha sabido comentarlos todos con su pequeño elenco de personajes. Realmente una buena manera de saber cómo s...

  • Merce Banser

    Genial!!!...