Thursday, April 17, 2008

Persepolis 2

Title: Persepolis 2
Author: Marjane Satrapi

What it's about: Persepolis 2 is an illustrated biographical novel of Marjane Satrapi. Its prequel was about her childhood in Iran during the 1980s, and this book is about her life in Europe after being sent to school there as an older teenager and her life after that.

What I thought: As with the first book, the art is almost deceptively simple compared to the heavy situations it depicts. It's a really realistic picture of life during these times, and from a perspective you don't necessarily get all that often. Whereas the first book had more of a political feel to it, this one is more of the story of one person's life.

Overall: I prefer Persepolis, but this is still a solid and interesting book.

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