Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1-2)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1-2)

A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine ?Best Comix of the Year? A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, 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 A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine ?Best Comix of the Year? A San Francisco Chronicle and ...

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Title:Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1-2)
Author:Marjane Satrapi
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Persepolis
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:153 pages pages

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1-2) Reviews

  • drbarb
    May 15, 2007
    I am as middle class (we call it affectionately, the "poor rich" where I live.) I am intellectual. I am like Richard Rodriquez and bellhooks because education took me away from my roots, but gave me who I am today. So, how could Iranian middle class intellectuals and professionals i...
  • Maryam Shahriari
    Jun 02, 2016
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  • Bookshop
    Jul 29, 2007
    They are among the rare books that I give a 5 which means: a. they will come with me wherever I go b. I will read them again and again until I remember every single sentence c. I will not lend them to people :p. Tita introduced me to these books. I have been very interested on Ir...
  • Paul Bryant
    Oct 01, 2007
    Well, having read the book, I went also to see the film last night. But I will probably not wish to go to see the musical or buy the soundtrack of the musical with specially commissioned songs by Sting and Bono and Madonna and Cher and several other rock stars who only have one name, a...
  • Jessica
    Apr 22, 2012
    We complain about the religious fanatics in this country, and definitely we should keep an eye on them, because man oh man, things sure could be worse. I liked this. It was cute but in a substantial way, interesting, and emotionally compelling. Satrapi made a point of representing h...
  • Nojood Alsudairi
    Nov 30, 2007
    I got this book in Arabic. Any one who is interrested could borrow it from me (if you are in Jeddah that is!) ????? ????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??????? ? ??? ???? ??? ???????? ? ??? ?????? ????? ????? ???...
  • Forrest
    Dec 15, 2012
    I intentionally avoided the movie version of this book. I wanted my reading experience to be unspoiled, even by trailers. Now, having read the book, I shall have to go see the movie. I am the same age as Marjane Satrapi. As I reflect the events of this book, I remember my perception...
  • Anne
    Oct 02, 2015
    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, i...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jan 14, 2018
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Americans, as a whole, don't really know anything about the Middle East. According to this article, a Roper study conducted during the Iraq War (2006) found that 75% of students could not find Iran on a map (the link they ...
  • Tatiana
    Jan 08, 2010
    "Persepolis" is a widely acclaimed memoir/graphic novel, it was rated highly by several of my fellow readers and therefore I've had my eye on it for a while. Sadly, now, after reading this book, I am a little underwhelmed by it. As a graphic novel, it is a notable work. The cartooni...
  • Francisca Viegas
    Dec 12, 2014
    ?One can forgive but one should never forget.? This is the story of Marjane Satrapi as a child growing up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It is so moving and deeply touching to actually see and read what she went through, as well as witnessing the gradual loss of inno...
  • Richard Derus
    Dec 03, 2011
    Rating: 3.75* of five graphic novel, 5* of five film The Book Report: So this is the lightly fictionalized life story of Iranian emigre Satrapi, as she grows up in the waning days of Shah Reza Pahlavi's rule, the revolution, and the subsequent theocracy. She emigrates first to Vienn...
  • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
    Dec 06, 2011
    I've now read this book three times. And every single time I remember something I'd forgotten or I get something new out of it. I read it this time because I wanted to read it's sequel and felt like a brush-up of book one would certainly be in order. This book is so good, guys. It i...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 30, 2015
    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 ...
  • Roya
    May 27, 2014
    I HATE ALL OF THESE DEPRESSING IRANIAN ENDINGS. Ugh. So irritating. Review to come. EDIT: Two points that should be made. 1. This book will make you sad. 2. That's okay. Persepolis is the first book in a graphic novel series about the childhood of Marjane Satrapi, the au...
  • Samadrita
    Dec 02, 2012
    Here's why you should read Persepolis :- i)Satrapi talks about the pleasures and pains of being born as a female in a country under a most repressive Islamist regime, without ever sounding too serious or preachy. ii)Iran's history during the growing years of Marji is summarized ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 27, 2016
    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...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jun 04, 2017
    4 stars! So in an effort to diversify my reading (aka read something other than romance for once) I joined the Goodreads group Our Shared Shelf, a feminist book club run by Emma Watson. With the recent political climate in the US, I wanted a way to expand my mind and find other read...
  • Sara M. Abudahab
    Feb 19, 2017
    A graphic novel describing how it was like growing up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran, it was nice and I might give it another try soon. ...
  • Abeer Abdullah
    Jul 15, 2015
    Extremely clever and genuine book about a young middle eastern woman going through an oppressive misogynistic extremist regime, something I relate to a lot. It gives me strength and hope and makes me love and relate to people I, as a person who grew up in sunni saudi arabia, was always...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 06, 2015
    I thought this book was very sad, I felt sorry how Marjane had to grow up. I'm going to link this to a friends review that can tell it better :) Anne's Review ...
  • Erin
    Jul 19, 2017
    One can forgive but one should never forget. Graphic novel that details the author's experiences during the Iranian Revolution. Quite an emotional read! ...
  • Nat
    Jun 13, 2016
    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. ...
  • Carmen
    Dec 07, 2013
    This is a good book. Satrapi writes with a powerful voice. One can easily imagine her childhood and early life. Many times I do not enjoy graphic novels because I think they are weak and poorly-written, relying on pictures to tell a story and not utilizing good dialogue and text. That ...
  • Book Riot Community
    Nov 02, 2016
    I always feel a little silly and, well, superfluous adding my voice to years of praise for a well-loved work like Persepolis but in this case I can hardly help it. I absolutely adored this insightful, enchanting book. In Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her girlhood and a...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jan 11, 2018
    I've wondered about reading Persepolis for a number of years now (I saw the film trailer back in high school). Finally I ordered a copy and it's a shocking account of extremism and the toll it takes on families and friendships, but more than that it's also a brilliant coming-of-age...
  • Pramod Nair
    Jun 08, 2015
    ?In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.? ? Advi...
  • Tudor Vlad
    May 24, 2017
    It's hard for me not to compare this with Maus, since they're both memoirs that despite taking place in different historical periods and in different countries, somehow managed to inflict on me the same sadness and the same sense of helplessness. I guess tragedy and history rarely chan...
  • Giulia
    May 18, 2016
    4.5 stars I 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 s...
  • Anna Kander
    Sep 16, 2017
    Twenty pages in and... wow. This beautiful book is bringing back memories and putting them in new context... My first best friend, when I was still learning to read, was from Iran. Her parents fled the 1979 Revolution, literally in the middle of the night. They wanted more for their...