Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi


I picked this one up on an impulse when I was browsing a fancifully famous book store in Hauz Khas, Delhi. While leaving I started feeling guilty for not purchasing anything, and saw this book. I had already seen the movie on the other more famous book by the same author, Persepolis. This book is to Persepolis, what Godfather 3 was to Godfather 2, a really lame follow up. However the book does make one good point.

The writing has been compared to a “Sex and the City” episode set up in Iran. A bunch of women sitting and raising queries, that have already been answered repeatedly by many philosophers, psychologists and academicians. While Persepolis could really make you question many of your frameworks, the discussions here can be diffused easily with a modicum of logic. So why do people discuss same things over and over again; when they already have been explained by wiser men

My bet is that people do not have good reading habits, either in Tehran or in New York. Some problems transcend time and space.

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