3 ⭐ I‘m glad to finally read this classic graphic novel. It was somewhat what I was expecting and somewhat completely different. It is a memoir, set in Iran during the many conflicts in the 80s. It‘s about the author‘s life from childhood through her first divorce. The first half of the story reads like a modern version of the Diary of Anne Frank. It is only in the second half where we see a modern woman learning how to
This was a powerful, eye opening memoir about a young woman growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It shows the daily life of war and oppression she faced while growing up, and her strength and weaknesses all throughout. It‘s also told through black and white comic form.
If you are looking for a book for you and you‘re teen to read, this is it. It‘s a graphic novel for those who just can‘t sit and read. It‘s a great story of growing up in oppression and the things that can happen even once you get freedom. It‘s a conversation starter. It‘s a great book. I advise trying it once.
I recently reread Persepolis. It‘s an autobiographical graphic comic memoir about her childhood and young teen years in Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution. Published in 2003, the author‘s text and drawings intertwine political history and memoir, portraying Iran‘s political upheaval through her experiences and her family‘s story.
“The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-granddaughter of Iran‘s last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a history uniquely entwined with the history of her country.” (“Persepolis”, Penguin Random House)
One of my favourite books and historical periods. I reread it a couple of times every year and I enjoy it all the same.
I was actually surprised that my number was this low. I was expecting closer to 25. I guess I‘d better read more #bannedbooks !
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I read Persepolis 1 in college, so I was excited to pick this up at Half Price Books for $2! This autobiographical graphic novel tells the story of Marjane growing up in Iran. It comes with relatable experiences, like relationships, but also teaches the tumultuous history of Iran and what it was like to live there. It‘s an eye-opening novel, especially because we aren‘t taught Iran in school. This book reminds us that hate comes from ignorance.
Inspired by @vivastory I too have compiled my 10 favorite books of the year so far. I will be posting 1 book per day for the following 10 days with a few thoughts on them.
My first choice is The Complete Persepolis which I solely read for #ReadingAsia2021 but man, what a surprise it was. I had no idea a graphic novel could be so good. So funny and informative and inspiring. I loved it!
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MS grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war. This is the story of her own everyday childhood, her family and culture. The private and public spheres are frequently at right angles to eachother: it is tragic, bizarre, fury-inducing and... humorous. Reading it was an education, for sure. It was also thoroughly absorbing. I loved it.
A very accessible view into how growing up in #iran was during the Islamic revolution.
Picked up for #readingasia2021 and for #booked2021 for #translatedintoyourfirstlanguage
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This read involved a LOT of culture shock for me. The situations Satrapi faced growing up are so far removed from what I experienced that it was difficult for my brain to accept it as nonfiction as first. The delivery is raw & emotional with a lot of detailed information that let me feel like I was truly getting to know Marjane. The read was a good experience & I am thankful for her bravery & ability to be so candid in the sharing of her story.
A graphic novel about the author‘s childhood in #Iran during its war with #Iraq and the Revolution that forced women under cover. The author felt true to a youngster, who is headstrong but somewhat stupid and doesn‘t understand her own lack of wisdom yet. She‘s just a year younger than me so I tried to imagine myself in her shoes and it made me quite sad. We are so fortunate for our freedoms and should never take them for granted. #readingasia2021
I loved this graphic novel about Iran‘s recent history told by a rebellious girl. The format works so well! During the pointless war against Iraq and while the government restricts individual freedom, Marjane is able to hold on to what she stands for and to keep being true to herself. She has her witty sense of humor and her wonderful and wise family to thank for.
#ReadingAsia2021 🇮🇷 #Booked2021 #MustacheOnCover #pop21 #bookinadifferentformat
Loving this book. The humour in combination with harsh reality works so well 🖤
These are my best books of each month in #nonfiction of the 375 books I‘ve read this year! 🎉🎉
Jan -> Apr
May -> Aug
There was definitely some competition for best nonfiction book of December. How to Be an Anti-Racist and Mediocre were very good books, but ultimately the breadth and depth of storytelling in The Complete Persepolis won out. It really shows how much can be said in the graphic format.
🥂 to a good 2021!
Wow. I have never been stymied to write a review of an excellent book, but this #graphicmemoir that encompasses everything from being a child during the Islamic revolution in #iran to lost teenage years in #austria away from family and the Iran/Iraq War then back to Iran as a young adult for university has me flummoxed in the best way. She really shows how superbly a story can be told in graphic form. 5⭐️
I absolutely loved this. I love personal stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary events and this is one of the best examples of that I've read. A great vivid insight into living through the Iranian revolution and the war with Iraq from the perspective of a rebellious child/young woman. The drawings are beautiful, I love her stark, striking style. Highly recommend this.
stole this from @Chrissyreadit to reread for a class 😀👍
Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.
This is such a unique way to tell such a hard story. A biography of growing up in Iran during the revolution and Iran/Iraqi war written in graphic novel form. A truly inspiring story and intimate insight during a difficult time. I highly recommend this book.
Wow. I was very moved by this. The story is a memoir about the author's childhood growing up in Iran during the revolution/war with Iraq. I loved the way the characters came to life, and I loved how the illustrations were in black and white and not over the top, really allowing you to focus on the story. I read this , turned the final page, and said out loud to my husband, "But I need to know what happens next!"
My #bookspinbonanza list took ages to figure out! To set myself up for as much success as possible, I chose a lot of shorter reads or lighter fiction. There are so many graphic novels on this list I have been meaning to read for ages (quite a few borrowed from Maya‘s shelves). And 3 audiobooks that I‘ve had since last summer.
Sense & Sensibility may not be read based on order drawn, I‘m starting it tomorrow for #PemberLittens
So I've had this in my shelf for month and am very excited to be starting it. It's my first graphic novel? Maybe my second if you include the manga I read this past December... Not sure. Anyway super excited to read this!
This is brilliant! Set during the Revolution of 1979 in Iran, it perfectly balances the history with the personal story. Like Maus, this a graphic novel that packs a punch! Loved it!! 😍
Going on an angry cleaning rampage in my bathroom. Tub cleaner is soaking on the tub & shower walls so instead of bleaching my hair (probably not the best thing to do while you‘re mad), I‘m trying to finish up this book so I can get to Maus and hopefully have them finished before their due dates. #someonetakethesechildren #demonspawn #theyreluckyilovethem