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5.0 out of 5 stars Human and Humorous
The Iranian Revolution is one of the most important events of the 20th Century, and one of the most misunderstood.

This wonderful set of graphic novels tells the story of an Iranian girl and her family during the revolution. Told with a subtle humanity and a wry sense of humor in the midst of horror and tragedy, it speaks to the human face of Iran and the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed message
I was interested that this is an autobiographical story, and so has authenticity. However, in ordering the book, I overlooked the fact that it is in "graphics" (cartoon images) rather than prose, which I would have preferred. I didn't appreciate the swear-language in a number of places. I had some sympathy for the lead character, but I felt there were two many...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Human and Humorous, Sept. 28 2009
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The Iranian Revolution is one of the most important events of the 20th Century, and one of the most misunderstood.

This wonderful set of graphic novels tells the story of an Iranian girl and her family during the revolution. Told with a subtle humanity and a wry sense of humor in the midst of horror and tragedy, it speaks to the human face of Iran and the Revolution with a power that few novels or histories ever approach.

I often recommend this to friends by telling them that if they want to understand the human face of Iran, they should read this book. Honestly though, this set gives more than just some insight into Iran -- it gives some insight into being human.

I would not say it is a remarkably good graphic novel. I would say it is a remarkably good novel, period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read for Adults, Dec 6 2009
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This book is one of the best things I have read in the past 5 years. Just like many other readers who love this book, this was the first graphic novel I read. Don't let that mislead you when it comes to the seriousness of the book. This book is about more than history of a revolution, it is about making the best from whatever life throws at you. If you have kids, this book will help you understand them better, if you are a teenager, it will help you see the best in your life, and finally this book will remind everyone about the things that really matter in life. Do yourself a favour, read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Persepolis, Nov. 27 2009
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Revolutionary work Part 2. Nothing like it. A glimpse about the modern history of Iran in comic strips. A must have.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed message, Oct. 8 2013
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I was interested that this is an autobiographical story, and so has authenticity. However, in ordering the book, I overlooked the fact that it is in "graphics" (cartoon images) rather than prose, which I would have preferred. I didn't appreciate the swear-language in a number of places. I had some sympathy for the lead character, but I felt there were two many incidents and people to fully keep track of -- the author might have focused on a lesser number of events, or organized these into clusters.

As a used book, the condition was excellent-- just like new.
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