This is part 1 of a 2 part story. Ms. Satrapi's masterpiece is one of my favorite works in all of comics. I read this when it came out and foisted it upon all of my comic reading friends. I gave a copy to a niece several years ago, and then recently bought another copy for another niece for her 11th birthday (I'll hold off on part 2 for her until she is 14). Because I had given it to both nieces, my 76 year old mother decided to read it. She is a retired English teacher, and she was floored at how good the story was and how powerful the medium of comics are in telling a story. Persepolis ended up jumpstarting my mother's interest in comics, and in the following weeks she read all three volumes of March, both volumes of Maus, the Story of My Tits, Chicken with Plums, and Two Brothers (this last one confused her, but she loved everything else).
So, there you have it. This floored my 11 year niece and my 76 year old mother. It's brilliant and timeless.
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE; 1 edition (1 July 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0224064401
- ISBN-13: 978-0224064408
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2 x 24 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)