Persepolis Boxed Set

Persepolis Boxed Set

by Marjane Satrapi
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard of persepolis in a article in the new york times, unfortunatley i did not think twice to actually read the article, soon after i viewed a trailer for the movie on television i thought that it looked like a pretty intresting movie so i jotted down the title in the back of my notebook. THEN one day i was sitting on a crowded bus when the most wonderful thing happened!!!! i saw a woman reading a book titled persepolis....i had no idea that the movie was based on a book and not just a book but on the accounts of an actual person's life. i thought how awesome is this (let me say that i am obssesed with memoirs and 1st person narrative books,...and now graphic novels!) for the whole day i could not get this book out of my head.... i saved the money and purchased the book on bn.com, got it yesterday and have been addicted to it ever since. this book is very inovative and the comic strip format allows for a better visualization, although i've just started reading persepolis 1, i am already in love with it, in no time i was on page 60 and already excited about what more was to come, i can't wait to finish and read persepolis 2 and then hopefully see the movie,. This book is a must read for EVERYONE!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AP World History Review: A Wonderful Story               As a student, I found the purpose of this book was to convey that the people of Iran are people with culture, technology, and relationships, as we in first world countries tend to forget. I also felt that Satrapi was explaining the Islamic revolution from a feminist perspective and trying to show how the Islamic regime affected the daily lives of normal people. Satrapi easily expresses this idea in her delightful and insightful comics.               My impression of this book was that it was very helpful for learning about the situation in Iran. I would readily recommend Satrapi’s Persepolis and Persepolis II to any student and even those who aren’t interested in world history because it so clearly explains the Islamic revolution and life in Iran under the Islamic regime. A graphic novel uniquely displays the life Satrapi led under the Islamic regime and this is an uncommon but clear story that explains the situation of Iranian politics. The way she tells her story allows the reader to both laugh and cry at her experiences throughout the novel. 
RebeccaScaglione More than 1 year ago
After reading Maus, I was recommended to check out another nonfiction graphic novel set: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.   Persepolis is a set of 2 books, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood & Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return, that tell Marjane's story.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is about Marjane's life as a child growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.  It's complicated, dark at time, yet funny, too.  Marjane isn't a "perfect child" - she's real, hilarious, and outgoing.  Marjane experiences life being rich and free, with religious changes forcing girls into burkas and the lack of interaction with boys. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return begins in 1984 when Marjane flees Iran to spend years in Vienna, without her family.  Marjane struggles with her identity, becoming a follower amongst her friends, and even dealing drugs a little bit at one point.  When her life becomes kind of hopeless, she ends up returning to Iran to be with her family, even though the rules are stifling her.   These graphic novels were easy to read and understand.  I feel like Marjane's story is relatable and also informative.  At times, I was confused about some of the history, but she tries to explain what happens when in a simple way.   I still think that the Maus books should be your first graphic novel experience, if you are new and want to try, but these are a great nonfiction second! Thanks for reading,  Rebecca @ Love at First Book
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