"The magic of Marjane Satrapi's work is that it can condense a whole country's tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another." (Natasha Walter Independent on Sunday
is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction." (David Jenkins Sunday Telegraph
"Marjane Satrapi's books are a revelation. They're funny, they're sad, they're hugely readable. Most importantly, they remind you that the media sometimes tell you the facts but rarely tell you the truth. In one afternoon Persepolis
will teach you more about Iran, about being an outsider, about being human, than you could learn from a thousand hours of television documentaries and newspaper articles. And you will remember it for a very long time." (Mark Haddon)
"I cannot praise enough Marjane Satrapi's moving account of growing up as a spirited young girl in revolutionary and war-time Iran. Persepolis
is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering." (Joe Sacco)
`A mordantly funny chronicle of the author's childhood in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran.'
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