Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
I kind of feel like a retard that I didn't know more about the revolution in Iran, particularly since it was the topic of like every news broadcast when I was a kid. So, it's a good thing that Marjane Satrapi's brilliant graphic memoir, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is around to clue me in.
Told in vignettes, Satrapi's description of Iran's intellectuals colliding with religious fundamentalists, is at once, funny and tragic, adorable and shocking. It's a really good introduction to Muslim culture and slices right through media stereotypes.
I can't wait to pick up the next one, and I understand there's a movie on the way, so...
Next Book: A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore