Book Reviews,  Graphic Novel/Graphic Non-Fiction,  Iran and Iraq,  Memoir/Biography,  Middle East,  NON FICTION

Persepolis 1 by Marjane Satrapi *** (of 4)

A memoir in graphic novel form of growing up under Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran. It’s a good introduction to the history of the era and a fine description of living as a liberal beneath the feet of an autocratic religious regime with their minions of spies and enforcers. The comic book format makes for a very quick read, but the storyline is too superficial. January 2006.