Book Review: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's bestselling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming - both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Wow. Just... wow. I loved the comic art. It was so simple, yet endearing, capturing the essence of the character in a few lines. Witty observations and dialogue peppered the book, making it at some points light, but at some points deadly serious.

So it's been kind of a while since I read it, but I remember it was really, really good. Just read it, okay?
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