The complete Persepolis

The complete Persepolis (2007, Pantheon Books)

Paperback, 352 pages

English language

Published Oct. 30, 2007 by Pantheon Books.

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5 stars (3 reviews)

From inside front cover: The story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a ... loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private and public life in a coutnry plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trails of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming -- both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

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5 stars

I was in a state of frenzy and anxiety, unable to decide on how to get started on numerous projects that were pending for a while. So naturally, I decided to procrastinate more and picked up the first book from my bedside table, thinking to calm my mind for a few minutes. Those few minutes turned into 3 hours as I sat obsessively with this book, forgetting to eat, drink or do anything else. The brilliant prose and the ironic humor in the face of absurdities reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut. What makes this graphic novel stand out among others is the unabashedly self-critical and honest voice of Marjane Satrapi. Loved this book to the core!I'd recommend [b:Hyperbole and a Half|17571564|Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened|Allie Brosh||24510592] if you're interested in reading something similar.
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