- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (19 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0224076086
- ISBN-13: 978-0224076081
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 14.2 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,300,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Embroideries Hardcover – 19 May 2005
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"This is a book to provoke and entertain" (Peter Millar The Times)
"Satrapi's drawings are sparing and highly stylised; she is able to render nuances of expression with simple, bold strokes... The stories are wittily told and show a side of life in Iran that is unknown to outsiders" (Lydia Adetunji Financial Times)
"A daring and brilliantly calculated illumination of a secret space... Though Embroideries is not a continuation of the Persepolis story, it sits at the heart of the same world - a brutally policed society where an extraordinarily rich and inventive culture still prevails, if only behind closed doors, where women are wildly subversive, funny, free-thinking and sexy" (Maureen Freely Guardian)
"This is Sex and the City, Middle-Eastern style - outrageous, explicit and funny" (Kelly Knox Time Out) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the author of the acclaimed comic-strip autobiography Persepolis comes this comic book for grown-ups, a gloriously entertaining and revealing look into the sex lives of Iranian women. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The main downside to the book is that because the narrative jumps suddenly, it glosses over a few of the more interesting stories in order to fit everyone in. This is a collection of short stories (very short!).
This book really brings home the fact that although these women are from a very different culture, they are really just like the rest of us. Well, her grandmother might ask, what did I think?!
It is interesting to reflect on the similarities and differences between ourselves and these women.
A short, quick read which makes up for the fact that it lacks depth, by providing such an insider's view.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the first BD that enabled me to "get" this genre.
I read this book in one hour, and in this hour both laughed and cried. Read more
Marjane and her familiy and friend are special people. As are we all. Highly recommended.Published 7 months ago by tonet
This is a 'must read' for ever Satrapi or graphic novel fan!! It may not be such a broad sweeping, history encompassing read as her exceptional work, Persepolis, but it is as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by MS H A HUTCHINGS GEORGIOU
I love this story by Marjane Satrapi of Persepolis fame. It tells the story of a young woman who is allowed to take part in her grandmother's gossip circle one evening, and unfolds... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley
This is simply too small to read on a kindle, and can't be made bigger. I'm a fan of Satrapi, so I'm sure it's probably a ripping read, just not as an eBook on a small screen. Read morePublished 15 months ago by The Knitting Fairy
It's hard to beat Persepolis but I still really enjoyed this insight into Iranian women. Warm, interesting and funny too.Published 21 months ago by Cristal
I almost never give five star reviews but embroideries deserved it! After reading Persepolis, i was introduced to the graphic novel genre and became curious of what else Marjane... Read morePublished on 28 May 2013 by Artemis12
Another masterpiece by Satrapi, which makes you think differently about Iranian society, gender issues, class definitions, etc. Read morePublished on 11 April 2013 by A. Liuzzo Scorpo
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