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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ISBN:037571457X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:153 pages

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Reviews

  • 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 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...
  • 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, all their other...
  • 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 cartoonish style of the dr...
  • 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.” – Advice to...
  • 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 or fully unde...
  • 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, if you're interes...
  • Giulia
    May 18, 2016
    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, ...
  • Afshar
    Jun 03, 2016
    من واقعا نمی دانستم چگونه باید با حجاب کنار بیایم. از طرفی در جامعه ی مذهبی زندگی می کردم ...
  • Natalie
    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.I was in a ha...
  • 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.Then came the revolution ...