Persepolis

On a bit of a graphic novel kick I suppose. i read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi in a couple hours today. I so want to pick up the second one now so that's always a good indication of a great story.

Persepolis is the story of an Iranian girl from the age of 9 to 14. It takes place during the Iranian revolution. The graphic novel chronicles the many shocks she and her family receive. One day she goes to school to discover all of the boys are now in a different school. Friends and family members die and flee Iran. Marjane herself is a free spirit, like her parents. They all even go to a demonstration together. But as Marjane grows up, the Iranian restrictions chafe more and more so her parents send her to boarding school in France. The second book apparently shows Marjane grow to adulthood. This one was a 6.

I liked the artwork better than Maus, though it is starker. I'm glad she gets out but worry about the people remaining. I can't imagine a society closing in on everything i value. Perhaps it's something to do with being liberal but i don't understand fundamentalism in any way. Not religious or capitalist or communist fundamentalism.

Still no cable or internet. :(

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  1. The Persepolis novels are excellent. I read them after I saw the movie last year. If you get the chance to catch that I highly recommend it.

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