October 28, 2005
Persepolis is a book that has been on my radar since its publication several years ago. When LHB reader Jennifer from Toronto suggested the book last month, I felt that it was the perfect opportunity to read this graphic novel (graphic biography?). Thanks, Jennifer, for recommending this wonderful book, I have sent a copy of the Morrissey biography, Saint Morrissey, your way.
In Persepolis, Marjana Satrapi tells the story of her childhood in Iran, both before and after the revolution. The graphics are as vivid as the prose, as an intelligent young person tries to make sense of turbulent times, both for her family and her country. Persepolis is one of the best books I have read this year, I cannot wait to read Satrapi's account of her return to Iran, Persepolis Volume 2.
My next book is Dennis Cooper's novel, God Jr..