Friday, February 1, 2008

Persopolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Bad things:

  • Oppressive puppet regimes orchestrated by the British government
  • A promising revolution which quickly devolves into Islamic fundamentalism
  • War with Iraq to distract citizens from the new evil government
  • A religion which encourages the worst behavior from the devout

Good and bad:
  • Oil
  • communists

  • Spunky girls
  • Poignant writing
  • Stark illustrations reflecting the claustrophobia of living in fear from your own government

In honor of this graphic novel, I thought I'd keep this review concise. While at the library this week, I stumbled across this book, which I've been looking for for ages. It did not disappoint. Now I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and watching the movie.