The complete Persepolis

Paperback, 352 pages

English language

Published Oct. 30, 2007 by Pantheon Books.

ISBN:
9780375714832
OCLC Number:
153773813

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5 stars (16 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

The Complete Persepolis is the autobiography of a girl growing up in Iran, during the Iranian revolution, 1979. Unlike other novels I've read, it's a graphic novel; this means it mostly exists out of illustrations and has some narration and/or speech bubbles. For the reader, this means there's little room for their own imagination and fantasy, as the scene is already drawn.

The illustrations are made by differences between black and white contrast, creating figures and objects. This limits the illustrator's options in colour, as the only two "colours" available are black and white. I think the illustrator has done a great job of portraying the life experiences of Marjane, by using contrast only.

Throughout Marjane's life and thus throughout this autobiography, various topics come to order. This includes the strict Islamic Sharia laws, the identity struggle between Western and the more conservative and Islamic life of Marjane, and some …

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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|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1409522492l/17571564.SY75.jpg|24510592] if you're interested in reading something similar.

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5 stars

Loved this story! It's about a girl growing up in a turbulent time in Iran. There is revolution, war, and self-discovery. She grows up, returns to Iran, and leaves once more. I laughed out loud many times. Eventing the theme are dark, they are relatable. Many expats and immigrants will identify with Marjane's struggles for identity. Beautiful book!

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