The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the st...

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Title:The Complete Persepolis
Author:Marjane Satrapi
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Persepolis
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:341 pages pages

The Complete Persepolis Reviews

  • Adrianne Mathiowetz
    Feb 18, 2008
    A question I heard a lot while I was reading this book was "how does it compare with Maus?" -- and if I were to answer that question, I would say, I suppose, that I thought that Maus was more compelling, with more classically heroic characters, detailed, careful artwork (and-I-mean-com...
  • Casey
    Jul 09, 2008
    Ugh. I am deeply ambivalent. First, I found the political side fascinating. If you're interested in Iran's history, the graphic novel format is really accessible. However, I really disliked Marjane. I feel a little guilty about this, as she's a real person. While she and her family wer...
  • Sara
    Jan 25, 2008
    One of the things I loved about this book was Marjane's very individual voice and how it transformed from the start of the book when she is 10 to the end, when she is 22. Ten-year-old Marjane, by the way, is about the most awesome kid I have encountered in print. She reminded me of Har...
  • Alejandro
    Aug 31, 2016
    A masterpiece of graphic novels This edition as the name indicates, collects the complete run of ?Persepolis?. Creative Team: Creator, Writer & Illustrator: Marjane Satrapi REVOLUTIONARY WORK I remember the days when we traveled around Europe, it was e...
  • Patrick
    Mar 28, 2012
    I sat down to read a little of this during lunch, and ended up sitting in the restaurant for an hour after I was done eating. Eventually I felt guilty and left, but my plans were shot for the afternoon, as all I could think about was finishing this book. I wish there were some mech...
  • new_user
    Apr 23, 2009
    I think this is will be more response than review. Satrapi's Persepolis fulfills its purpose as a memoir, but I will tell you right from the start, that it is indeed overhyped, particularly if you have read the rave critical reviews. Perhaps, since the field of graphic novels as memoir...
  • Manny
    Mar 08, 2015
    Visiting Spain for a conference earlier this month, I impulsively decided to do something about my almost non-existent Spanish. I began by reading the Spanish edition of Le petit prince, which got me started nicely. Now I wanted to try something harder. I had in fact read Persepolis in...
  • pink pills and paper
    Apr 21, 2017
    Special and enlightening. It was delightful to learn about Iran and the Islamic Revolution, something so far away from me, through the eyes of a character to whom I could so easily relate. ...
  • Rowena
    Oct 17, 2012
    This was brilliant: a graphic novel depicting the coming-of-age of a young Iranian girl living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, who is eventually sent to live in Austria for 4 years for her safety. It shows the horrors of living in a war-torn nation, as well as how terrifying it ...
  • Aubrey
    Mar 19, 2013
    4.5/5 My first memories of Iraq and Iran consist of mixing the names up, having nothing more than the vague knowledge from television talkers that someone was fighting someone and we, the United States, were fighting everyone. Persia was where my best friend in first grade was from,...
  • Ferdy
    May 22, 2013
    4.5 stars - Spoilers -Brilliant, this was so much more than what I expected. I knew I'd enjoy Persepolis but I had no idea that I'd find a story about a girl (Marji) growing up in Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution so immersive, gripping, relatable and moving. It was simple ...
  • Emily May
    Oct 08, 2013
    I keep promising to write a full review for this but never get around to it. Basically, I read Persepolis for my Gendered Communities course and I think it's one of those rare reads that actually gets better when you study it for the historical, cultural and political context. There ar...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 23, 2011
    Books such as this and The Complete Maus remind us how powerful the medium of "comics" is. It is not all Walt Disney and Tom and Jerry, folks. ...
  • s.penkevich
    Jul 27, 2019
    This should be required reading. Easily one of the best graphic novels--and books in general--I have ever read. An important look at modern Iranian history, the people caught in the political struggles, and an empowering look at feminism and finding yourself amidst the bombs, oppressio...
  • F
    Mar 31, 2018
    loved this ...
  • Marpapad
    Nov 11, 2017
    Persepolis is a truly amazing graphic novel.... ...
  • Matthew
    Jul 15, 2016
    Graphic novel was the perfect medium for this story. I am not saying I would not have enjoyed it if it had been prose, but Satrapi's words and images together drew me in right away and I flew through the story. This is another important story from a region with lots of important st...
  • Calista
    Apr 26, 2018
    Powerful and Honest. I didn't know a whole lot about Iranian history before this story. I knew the basics. Marjane's childhood was much different than mine. I have always wondered how people live through such long wars like they had too and it looks terrible. It almost reads like a ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jul 19, 2016
    I learnt so much reading this! Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 41. A book about a major world event (The Islamic Revolution) ...
  • Piya
    Feb 27, 2018
    "Nothing's worse than saying goodbye. It's a little like dying." My very first graphic memoir and wow? what a read ! Clever, funny and very informative .:). Marjane gives us a glimpse into the day to day life of someone living in an extremely oppressive regime, but she does it w...
  • André Oliveira
    Feb 15, 2019
    I really recommend this book but OMG some of the text was really small for me haha ...
  • Simra S
    Oct 18, 2017
    "Life is too short to be lived badly" I finished this book in one sitting. I normally don't write reviews but this book is amazingly good and is worth all the hype. It has a lot of humour, compassion and heartbreaks. I absolutely loved Marjane as the little rebellious girl who spo...
  • Parthiban Sekar
    Jan 03, 2016
    I am afraid that I might not be able to tell anything good or great from my limited knowledge of what-went-wrong or what-kept-her-going. Is it the oil which once was a natural resource? Is it her-smoking-cigarette? Is it her hooded-veil? Is it the never-ending war? Is it her make-up? I...
  • Warda
    Apr 07, 2017
    A semi-autobiographical book, this book offered such great insight into the history of Iran, particularly during the 1950s all the way through to the 80s, covering the Islamic revolution, the war with Iraq and the invasion of the West. It's a story about a young girl growing up during ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Jan 28, 2017
    ~Full review ~ 4.5 stars Things I didn't know before : The Complete Persepolis was originally written in French. Way to feel dumb as shit in the (French) bookstore, I assure you. Things I know now : Marjane Satrapi, as a French-Iranian, can't enter the US now. But hey, it's ...
  • Helen
    Jun 26, 2017
    Persepolis is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi, who grew up in Iran during and after the years of the Iranian Revolution in an affluent middle class family. Given the setting you would expect this graphic novel to cover some seriously heavy subject matter, which it does, but it?s also s...
  • leynes
    Jan 27, 2018
    Persepolis is a graphic autobiography by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution. The first part (The Story of a Childhood) depicts the first fourteen years of her life spent in Iran, while the second part (...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 22, 2016
    There's so much I love about this graphic novel. It's both culturally relevant and impactful. It's both amusing and emotionally real. It's probably the single best book I read in middle school. This is so much more than just a politically relevant story. It's a story of one specifi...
  • Coffee&Quasars
    Oct 25, 2018
    4.3 stars. This is an exceptionally charming, funny and real account of the Iranian revolution and its aftermath, through the eyes of a young woman who lived through much of it. I laughed, I cried, I learned things. ...
  • Lucy Langford
    Jul 21, 2018
    4.5***** I wanted to be Justice, Love and the Wrath of God all in one. An incredibly funny, insightful and moving story told through the form of a graphic novel. This book serves as a memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi. It is about a brave, young woman in 1980's Iran. This ...