10 journalers for this copy...
I'm setting up ring for the book within Finland. It'll proceed somewhat geographically, and start moving forward as soon as I meet CandyDarling. You can join too, if you do it before the book gets back to me. No stalling, please. There isn't THAT much text anyway. ;)
THE RING HAS ENDED! Thanks for participating!
I loved how the women in this graphic novel showed strength, but at the same time I was saddened to see how resigned to the oppression they also were... A great glimpse into the world of Iranian women. I think Marjane Satrapi has written a graphic novel that truly captures the truth of life for many women.
I have tried to arrange to meet RoryG so that I can pass this on, but so far our busy lives have kept us apart. ;) Hopefully not for long, though!
Well, I wish I would've picked this up before! I really loved it! Probably so much that I might need to get my own copy. Probably in the original language (finally comics to read in French!). The contrast was interesting when these women who have been living their lives in this very conservative culture talk so freely about sex and all things related. And it really makes you realize how lucky we are in Finland, when things, admittedly are not perfect, but a lot better. But I think that the most interesting thing is that I actually found some common ground with these women and could relate to them and understand them. But I've always thought that people from different cultures are not so different in the end.
Well, I might have to read Persepolis as well, since i liked this so much. I'll give this to CatharinaL tomorrow :)
I warmly recommend Persepolis for anyone who enjoyed Embroideries.
Kirja lähtee Ouluun Kempun kuriroimana syyskuussa.
A very clever book, that tells a lot about the life of women in Iran. It's important that we can see that those women are not just helpless, pitiful creatures, but thinking human beings. This book is also a good example of the many uses of cartoon.
I didn't remember that I'm in this ring. Wonder how many and what kind of rings I'm in....
Read and liked. I've read also Persepolis 1 and would want to read Persepolis 2. I liked the stories and the drawings, the laughing at men :).
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I've read Persepolis 1 and am looking forward to reading the sequel. I'm also going to see the Persepolis animation film and the Helsinki International Film Festival in a couple of weeks. I'm sure it'll be good!
My friend already started reading Persepolis, as we were travelling to my place. She seemed to enjoy it a lot. I'm sure I shall, too!
I didn't really think of Embroideries as a cartoon. In my opinion it's a picture book for adults, a genre I find fascinating. I need to read more of them!
I gave Embroideries to suurpeura, who started reading it yesterday evening. She actually read my copy of Persepolis during the night, while I was reading Embroideries. I think the world now has one more Satrapi fan. We're going to set the book free during a viewing of Persepolis animation! There's going to be one at the Helsinki International Film Festival.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Enbroideries will be released in Bio Rex shortly before 5 pm. At 5 pm there's a showing of Persepolis, an animation film based on the comic Persepolis. Hopefully a Satrapi fan will find and read this book!
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