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I purchased this book for part of the IB course that I am teaching. Book 1 and Book 2 are very different in subject (Book 1 is about living in Iran. Book 2 is about living in Europe). I preferred Book 1. Well bound.
This is a second hand book from thriftstores. I bought it for 567. It's completely new and hardly used! It's a beautiful book and perfect sequence. Totally recommend it for graphic readers or otherwise.
Without seeing her photograph I can't be sure, but I guess that Marjane Satrapi's self-portraits - which feature throughout this book - are not flattering.
If so, that would be completely in keeping with the text which consistently reveals Satrapi candidly even when in her most immature and vain moments. She can be pretty blunt about some of her friends and relatives too.
All this brutal honesty is a fitting accompaniment to the startling tales she reveals from within the Iranian fundamentalist regime. There can be no more accessible insight into this extraordinary country.
My review of "Persepolis" described it as a "must read. "2" is more of the same so if you loved the first don't stop now!
Marjane Satrapi's follow up to her comic book on growing to be a teenager in Iran, is cleverly written, with a wonderful sense of humour, so necessary to survive and handle a very difficult life from the point of view of her Western readers. Her drawings are wonderful, in simple and subtle ways conveying the emotional highs and lows and shocks, providing an excellent accompaniment to the text. I saw the film a few years back, but still enjoyed the book