Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

Love Marjane Satrapi’s books, love her family, love the stories she tells about her family in her books. This one is more depressing than some of her other ones, because it’s focused so heavily on one person and his life/memories/hallucinations as he starves himself to death. The tone of Chicken …

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

This is my second Marjane Satrapi book, and it is VERY different from Persepolis. Persepolis had a wider angled lens (life before and after the 1979 revolution); Embroideries ostensibly takes place during a single conversation between M. Satrapi’s friends and family, though of course it spreads out a bit through …

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

I put off reading Persepolis for the longest time because I thought it’d be depressing and I’m a big emotional scaredy-cat. While Persepolis DOES have its darker moments, what I ended up reading wasn’t a story of unrelenting sadness. Instead, there’s humor, lots of love, and a big fat epiphany …