Sunday, August 29, 2004

Review revue: Newsweek's international edition and The San Francisco Chronicle review Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return:

"Satrapi's comic-book style, featuring blunt black-and-white graphics that evoke Persian-style miniatures, makes the story accessible and underscores the narrative's most surprising quality: its humor. In one of the most delightful sequences, Marji is running to catch a bus when she is stopped by government-sanctioned Guardians of the Revolution (armed enforcers of Islamic codes and morality), who scold her for running because it causes her posterior to make 'obscene' movements. 'Well then don't look at my ass!' Marji replies."