not necessarily about everything that i dropped off on the paper!: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

Friday, December 17, 2004

"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

"Persepolis" the first of its sequel is a magnificent graphic-novel both written & illustrated by "Marjane Satrapi".
It just happened to get "Persepolis" quite luckily last night & finished it today & it was great.
"Persepolis" is the story of a typical -quite contemporary- Iranian childhood.
(Needless to say but it actually even made me cry on its last page.)

"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane's child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love."

I'm a great fan of hers now & am looking forward to get the 2nd book "persepolis 2".
Once I finish reading the 2nd book, I'll put up my own opinion about "persepolis" on here.

Just in case if you're going to buy her books, you can try Amazon.


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