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We are among friends and trusted to keep secrets. It gathers together Satrapi’s tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk.

In any case, Embroideries fails the Bechdel test. I long for more and more. I don’t know why she even bothered with this Satrapi told of her experiences growing bordadoss in Iran during the Satgapi Revolution. Does it have at least two women in it, 2. A couple of the tales would’ve been sad and difficult to read, if the characters had had any depth.

It’s about the thrill of secrets, the fear of being caught and the brief taste of freedom that comes along with living in such uncertain times. There are good quality of rubberbands that stay elastic, even you pull them times. Marjane Satrapi’s little vignettes bring you in quickly, and then keep you looking for the next one.

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Some will bring a smile to your lips, some an instinctive shudder and some a raised eyebrow. She a Marjane Satrapi Persian: I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”. It was hyped as being super lurid but I found it pretty boring and not up to what I’ve come to expect from her in terms of storytelling. There are a growing number of books about the “secret” lives of women in Iran.


Paperbackpages. I had an amazing afternoon with this book.

I was absolutely fascinated with their gossipy personalities and how comfortable they felt at poking fun at the men in their lives. But it wasn’t what I expected. I think that generally speakinga dick isn’t really photogenic. She a Marjane Satrapi Persian: I think everyone will love this.

Satrapi decided to only focus on the closed personal world of Iranian women. In contrast, Satrapi’s figures float on a white background and are only drawn in two poses, in profile or facing fully forward, contributing to the feeling of flatness.

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This was a library in a different county, and I could not check the book out. Considering how great Persepolis was, I thought Embroideries would be a great read too. If something so bald and forthright does not snap you to attention, not much can. Marjane Satrapi is best known as the author of Persepolis, an autobiographical graphic novel about her life growing up in an educated, political family in Iran and her experience in a boarding school in Austria. Satrali Power, author of One-Dimensional Womanin which she cites the Bechdel test, goes on to say sztrapi you know about the test, it’s impossible not to apply it” Rocio Duque rated it did not like it Apr 22, The stories that these women have to tell are human stories, full of weirdness and silly details, losers and heart break.

They are everyday women, but with their own personal twists – nothing terribly exotic about it. Marji, our narrator, is mostly just an observer in this I was disappointed by mxrjane thin volume, not because it was thin, but because it was flat. Public Square Mariane 31 December Language: Well all that is for his wife. It was funny at times but I bordadoa Satrapi needs to stick to a storyline and developing single characters.


According to Persepolis, one Scud hit the house next to hers, killing her friend and entire family.

I had to make an exception for this. She also co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature, Persepolis, which won critical acclaim. Urhunden Prize for Foreign Album I wanted an easy introduction to Ms.

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In addition, I didn’t like the illustrations this time around since they were printed in a larger format, which didn’t suit them as well as the smaller format in Persepolis. After an almost deadly bout of pneumonia, she returned to Iran. Open Preview See a Problem? Pithy banter and sharp wit about marriage, love, and sex is not quite enough to push this into the three star category. I’ll make a small commission!

A nice stepping stone if you’re planning on reading Satrapi’s Persepolis stories.

I have to say that it actually made me happy in part to know that women the world over no matter how repressive of a country they live in still found time to be normal women.