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The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
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Apr 13, 12

Read in April, 2012

This one really surpised me. It was shelved in the graphic novels section of my local library, so when I took it home, that’s what I was expecting. Instead, it is more of an illustrated novella, since it is short (only 50 something pages) and the illustrations are usually minimal. I also expected it to be more of a retelling fo Beauty and the Beast based on the description of the back cover, which it wasn’t. Instead, it is a completely original story, with flavors of Beauty and the Beast, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and Cupid and Psyche mixed in. I ended up enjoying it quite a lot. The illustrations didn’t really do much for me, I would have been fine without them. I do wish it had been a bit longer, as the ending felt a little rushed to me. But still, it’s a unique book that’s a little bit different from what I’ve been reading lately, and it really hit the spot.

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