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Ok so it seems like I am on a Middle Eastern authors kick. I received the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi as a Christmas gift from one of my cousins. I had heard about it a few years ago when it first came out and had not really thought about reading it.

I liked the style of the book and the lighthearted way the author narrates about the dramatic events of the change of regime in Iran.

This is yet another book which is anti-Shah and how unhappy people were during his time. And as mentioned in a previous post I get annoyed with all such things….I certainly remember the days that she talks about just shortly after the revolution and the beginning of the war between Iran and Iraq. So for me it was somewhat of going back through the memory lane.

The book is short and a quick read. The illustrations are well done. I am impressed with the way the whole book is presented and the fact that Satrapi is able to summarize a series of life changing events that took place in the early eighties in just a few illustrations and few words.

I just noticed in LA there are a few screening of the movie based on this book. It is in French with English subtitles. I have not really decided if I want to go see it or not. I am not entirely sure I want to go see it to be honest.

My classes start again on Monday and I have a feeling that there won’t be any book reviews for a little while.

Happy readings!

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