Last year, I taught this book to some of my higher-level ESL students in Abu Dhabi. Lots of them had seen the movie, but almost none of them had known it was a book first.
While I don’t know that I would call this a graphic or literary masterpiece, I definitely think it is worthy of being considered part of the canon of our time.
This is probably my least favourite of Satrapi’s graphic novels.
Just as I have been each time that I’ve read Persepolis, I was impressed yet again by Satrapi’s storytelling ability. In Embroideries, she introduces the reader to a variety of women all in one room together. The reader gets to see not only the individual personalities of these women, but also the ways in which they interact.
A few months back, I was perusing the new titles available on NetGalley, and spotted The Drained Brains Caper. The description looked interesting, and I’ve been wanting to read some lower-grade graphic fiction, so I thought I’d give it a go.
I wasn’t all that impressed with this volume, though.