[GN] Embroideries – Marjane Satrapi

January 11, 2010 § 4 Comments


What do you say about a book that’s hilarious, real and conversational, while at the same time offers insights to what women think, and what they talk about when they’re gathered together for afternoon tea?

Oh wait. I just said it all.

It’s a fun book, with Marjane’s female relatives each relating their own stories and experiences, or what they’ve heard through the grapevine. They’re like short stories in themselves, but with the added benefit of having a response to one story, with another story! It’s like a continuous flow of “Did you know…?”, followed with “Oh! Speaking of which, that…..”. The fun just never ends.

I’m including this for the Women Unbound Challenge. It should be pretty obvious right from the get-go why this would fit in perfectly with the challenge. The stories are told from a female’s perspective, their views towards old traditions like arranged marriages, virginity and the like. The women don’t always agree with each other, which makes the book even more real, because that’s what we are in real life. We’re hardly from the same cookie cutter. And rarely do we all have the same opinions all the time. But that don’t mean we can’t co-exist.

Good book. Good graphics too.

Rating: 4

For: Women Unbound Challenge

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