I’ve been hearing about this book for almost as long as I can remember. I remember thinking, what’s the big whoop? It’s a comic book about mice? Huh? In my defense that was before I knew about the wonderfulness of graphic novels. This book crawled its way into my heart and I can’t stop thinking about it. The power of this novel nearly knocked me over. If you haven’t read this I’m begging you to do so. Begging.
This book started out quite promising. Unfortunately that promise didn’t come true for me. Around the mid point the pace went wacky fast and the end brought about so many twists and turns that I was rolling my eyes. Lovely language and a great premise didn’t make up for the eventual problems. With that said, I would be willing to give this author another try.
Oh you beautiful, beautiful book! How is it that I forgot just how fantastic this is? This might make my list of books to re-read yearly. I decided to re-read this for a number of reasons: It’s on my Classics Club list. It’s an alternate for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge. The movie is coming soon. It’s a slim volume that works well for read-a-thons. Can I pat myself on the back for making such a brilliant decision? I can and I have.
Graphic novels are the perfect kind of books to read for read-a-thons. They are like sweet palate cleansers between wordier novels. Persepolis first attracted my notice when it was banned by Chicago public schools. Oh you’re going to ban this book? Then I am going to be first in line to read it. DOWN WITH THE MAN! Persepolis is a brilliant tale and one that I’ll be requiring my daughter to read as part of our homeschool curriculum.