Monday, June 22, 2009

Marjane Satrapi: PERSEPOLIS 2

Marjane Satrapi
191 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8000-5402-2

Note: This is the ISBN for my German copy. But if you want to buy it, you can click on the cover. It – as usually – leads you right to where you can order it.

This time around, Marjane Satrapi brings us back to her teenage years. In the first book, Marjane grew up in Iran duringa tumultuous time of war and revolutions. In the end, her parents sent her away to live with one of her mother’s friends in Austria.

Now in Austria, things are by no means as Marjane had expected them to be. Instead of living with her mother’s friend, she has to stay at a nun’s pension. Soon, the life in Europe changes Marjane completely and the horrors of the past seem to be forgotten, but she still misses her parents.

Marjane Satrapi’s drawings are simple and straight forward compared to some other graphic novels, but it is the story, her autobiography, that is the important part – and that she tells and portrays in a fascinating way.

Rating: 3.5/5


  1. They hadn't released it in one volume here when I got it. Not sure whether they're planning to, either, gautami.
    In fact, I bought the first Maus when they were still two volumes and then all of a sudden they switched to two volumes and I never had the chance to get the second. Sucks, IMHO!