Saturday, 11 April 2009

Persepolis (Vol. 1 & 2) - Marjane Satrapi

Read: January 2006

In the midst of the Iranian Islamic Revolution a young girl is growing up and struggling to reconcile her rebellion and the fate of her family with the constrains of the new regime. These graphic novels are vital to our times, in writing about her experiences in such personal detail, Satrapi paints a picture of a multicoloured, diverse and varied society in which the similarities to our own far outweigh any differences. But above contemporary significance sits a hilarious and wonderfully human story. A rarely found gem in which the authors honesty about her own past only serves to make her all the more likable.

7.5 out of 10

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