January 8, 2009

Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi

This wasn't on my planned list, but after reading Persepolis I discovered my library had Embroideries by Satrapi... in with the regular Fiction instead of the Graphic Novel section. This is a very quick read, basically a conversation during tea with the author and 8 female relatives and friends. It has as much (or more?) dialogue as it does graphics. The women talk about men, sex, marriage, divorce, and... embroideries, of a sort. I couldn't imagine having such a conversation with my mother and grandmother!

This doesn't have nearly as much impact as Persepolis, nor do the graphics in it. The graphics are really just there to show you who is speaking. But, it's another tiny peak into the behind-closed-doors lives of free-thinking Iranian women.

It's interesting, but I wouldn't go through a lot of trouble tracking it down.


Alea said...

I think I checked it out from the library after reading Persepolis too but never read it. But I know it's there if i ever decide to read it!

Laza said...

Yeah, I have to say that after Persepolis I wanted to read more of her work, but this one never really interested me. I'll probably get around to it eventually. Thanks for the review!