Persepolis (Persepolis, #1) by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis (Persepolis, #1)

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, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the...

Details Persepolis (Persepolis, #1)

TitlePersepolis (Persepolis, #1)
Release DateJun 1st, 2004
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Comics, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography

Reviews Persepolis (Persepolis, #1)

  • 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 interested.Alright. What I didn't know was the hows and whys. And to be honest, it never occurred to me to delve much deeper. There was a revolution, some re...
  • 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 haze for a very long time after finishing it— and I kept questioning everything in my surroundings.Here are some instances that made me put down the book and...
  • 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 contemplating to read the autobiography of Farah Pahlavi, the Empress of Iran. After repeated visits to the bookshop to flip the pages of this autobiography, ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    A story about a very sweet lovable rebellious young girl from Iran..No,'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 which call for all that. To down the coup tyrant government.But alas, the revolution got its own coup, named after a way-better-than-this-religion..ev...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: 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 understand, but they are still tiny humans. In a couple of years I’ll gladly let them peruse my bookshelves and read whatever all of the nutters tell them not to...
  • Giulia
    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, but it's always somewhere else. Things are changing. I don't feel that safe anymore. And in a time of fear and escalating paranoia, when people all ar...
  • Pramod Nair
    “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.” – Advice to Marjane’s from her grandmother.‘Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood’, the first volume, is the intimate memoir of a spirited young girl who had to grow...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    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 readers to relate to. I highly recommend this group, and while I am more of a lurker than a discusser, it’s a lot of fun and great to be surrounded by intelligent, like-...
  • Paul Bryant
    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, all their other names having been given to their favourite charities to auction off. I didn't read Persepolis Book Two so was interested that the film incorporates ...
  • Tatiana
    "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 cartoonish style of the drawing is superb, the subject matter is very current, the combination of tragedy and humor is clever. However, as a political memoir, "Persepolis" lack...