Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

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14 thoughts on “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

  1. We recently talked about how sometimes great art can help overcome some faults in stories, but this is an example of the opposite, how a great story can completely overshadow the art. I recall seeing this story listed in movie form on Netflix, but I haven’t yet seen it, and I don’t know now whether it’s still available. I’ll have to take a look again. Really great review, Lashaan.

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    1. Exactly, Todd! I know a couple of classics like this where the artwork is mostly a vehicle to deliver a message and I’m glad this one is one of those. It has so much to say without feeling like it’s only tackling them superficially! I plan on checking out the movie soon as well; I hope you enjoy it! I hear it’s quite a good adaptation! Thanks for reading, Todd! Hugely appreciate it.

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  2. Great review Lashaan! When I saw that you wrote a review on that I was very curious to read your thoughts and I am not disappointed! I can’t remember if I read the book or if I saw the movie, but it was a long time ago, and while I really enjoyed it, I feel that maybe I was too young to fully understand everything. Maybe I should give it another try 😊

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    1. Thanks, Juliette! I really appreciate the kind words! 😀 I know, for sure, that I would’ve missed a bunch of elements had I read or seen it as a kid. It’s heavy with historical elements and touches upon some very timely subjects. Maybe a reread/rewatch would be nice for you though. 😉

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