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Lizreader's Blog

Also known as Liz on GR. I am here, but really just planting the seed. I am a student who likes all kinds of books, and I'll be honest about what I think about them.

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The Mists of Avalon
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The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis - There are times when faith can be restored. Growing up, people have a lot of thoughts about the things they don't understand. I think what Marjane Satrapi has done is needed. To give her own insights about life in Iran when she grew up and knew. I appreciate her writing this and telling us her story. It's beautiful, poignant, and although melancholy and sad has its humor. I had long heard about "Perspolis" mostly from the movie, and from the fact that I've wanted to read it for a very long time. I never got around to getting it till my sister and I headed out of town to a comic store (since where I live we don't have any). Anyways, out of sheer luck they had the complete translated copy of "Persepolis" and I got it.The summary of the story is about Margane Satrapi and her life growing up amidst the Iranian Revolution, her studies in Austria, her homecoming, and leaving again for the final time. The art is quite simple, black and white comic strips that don't leave much to the imagination. However, in this case simplicity is key. The dialogue and panels are what is important here. Easy to read, however more mature in content once you get through to her more teenage and adult years. What I like most about this graphic novel memoir is how poignant it is. I might have never been in some of the circumstances she has been in, yet she draws me in with experiences. Some of which we've all been through from different walks of life. I couldn't put this down once I started it, and if anyone gets the chance to read this they should. It does make you think, and it's a wonderful thing to read.I recommend it to anyone who likes to read about life experiences, and just for the sheer enjoyment of reading about people.