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Persepolis

Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

One of my favorite comics artists, Kevin O’Neill once said in an interview about drawing comic books, “You can tell a big story in an economic way.” This is exactly what author/artist Marjane Satrapi has done in her Graphic Novel “Persepolis”. Persepolis is an autobiographical tale of Ms. Satrapi’s life in Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. In a mere 162 pages she conveys, in a combination of words and pictures, a story of growing up, of having religion and giving up faith, joy and sorrow, of loving and losing and the tragedies of war. In this book there is not a spare word, an extraneous drawing, or a false note to be found. It is one of my all-time favorite titles. It made the Iranian people real for me.

This year the One Great Read Committee has chosen Persepolis as its one great title. I would encourage each and every one of you to read it.


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