Annalisa's Reviews > Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Dec 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels
Recommended for: people interested in Persian culture/Iranian history/who love a good story
Read in January, 2007

I learned pretty much all I know about Iranian history from this book and it's sequel. I was fascinated with Satrape's life story and the changes she experiences when the shah is deposed. Her relationship with God is also very interesting, as she believes herself to be a prophet when she is young (and who knows--maybe she is, or could have been).

I also loved the very simple black-and-white graphics that Satrape uses to tell this story. She is an excellent artist and conveys a lot of emotion with her drawings. I recommend reading it slowly to appreciate the meaning of the pictures as well as the words.

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