Top positive review
Beautiful, poignant and heart wrenching.
Reviewed in India on 2 October 2018
I picked this up because I want to complete my goodreads goal, and I thought reading a graphic novel would be easy. I could just fly by it, so simple. But boy-oh-boy I was so wrong.
I’ve always loved reading books based in an Islamic country. Khaled hosseini is my favourite author, I can (not really, I’m always left weeping and heartbroken at the end of his books) handle a book with a war setup. Hence I thought I could handle Persepolis. Wow!
Persepolis tells an honest and poignant story of a well-to-do modern family during the political turmoil in Iran from the perspective of a little girl Marjane Satrapi. Marjane has beautiful portrayed the important highlights of her life in Iran during the difficult times. There are some dark tragic moments mentioned from the eyes of a child. There are also generous dose of light humour, Marjane and her family is stuck in a country at war, but they are trying hard to have as normal life as they can.
The ending broke my heart. I don’t want to spoil anything here. But it was so sad and yet so beautifully done. It’s an absolutely beautiful story told in black and white drawing.
The book quality is amazing and the drawings are beautiful.