THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS
Written and Art by Marjane Satrapi
Despite what sounds like an incredibly depressing life story, which is indeed full of personal tragedy, Persepolis is actually a very funny book thanks to the many anecdotes and some great comedic timing in part of the author. This is a true drama, full of laughter and tears, and it is incredible sincere. You can't help but bond with the author as she opens up her life before your very eyes. She even includes parts of her life that she hadn't told her parents (her time in Austria), and the connection to the historical events makes it an even more compelling read. The art is simple, in black and white, and resembles the illustrations you would see in a children's book, but very expressive when it needs to be, and gets extra cartoon-y when the situational comedy calls for it.
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