Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, ye...

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Title:Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Author:Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Reviews

  • Bookshop
    They are among the rare books that I give a 5 which means:a. they will come with me wherever I gob. I will read them again and again until I remember every single sentencec. I will not lend them to people :p.Tita introduced me to these books. I have been very interested on Iran and was even contempl...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Of all the banned books I’ve read over the years, THIS one might be the one that I really can’t figure out a reason for banning. There have been some selections that my children aren’t quite old enough to read or fully und...
  • Anne
    I knew a little about Iran. Not much, but a little. I knew it had been through a lot of changes, and that most of those changes had been steps backward when it came to personal freedom.Here's a cool little 1 minute video that gives you a visual look at some of the changes in style, if you're interes...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    A story about a very sweet lovable rebellious young girl from Iran..No, sorry..it's a story of a free family under tyrant rule..A story of once great country,Kingdom that retreat 1000 years back.Marjane has dreams..Dreams of Good life, Good deed, equality, prospect, freedom.Then came the revolution ...
  • Elyse Walters
    The little red book cover to “Persepolis”, has been sketched in my mind for years...as clearly as a mental visual of the ‘Jack-in-the-box’ logo. ( I don’t eat there - but it’s pretty hard to not have an immediate visual memory of what their basic logo looks like). I...
  • Lia
    4.5 starsI went into Persepolis with all the ignorance of an European girl born in the '90s. With all the ignorance of someone who sees war and conflict from afar, who is been used to being safe her whole life - because war just doesn't happen around here. Because we may send our soldiers to fight, ...
  • Nat
    Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It was an eye-opening, heartbreaking and thought provoking book— I had many thoughts and feelings while reading, so much so that I had to put it down multiple times to take a breather.I was in a h...
  • Adina
    Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's autobiography in graphic novel form. The first volume covers her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution until she left to study high-school in Austria in order to get away from the war. What can I say, it was original, sometime funny, sometimes heartbreaking....

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