Saturday, December 31, 2016

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi is the 94th book I've read during 2016!! 

I received Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi as a present for Christmas this year and read it this afternoon.

I first became aware of Marjane Satrapi as the writer of Persepolis 1 & Persepolis 2, which I've already read and reviewed here on my blog... I enjoyed both of these  autobiographical graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi, so I looked forward to reading other graphic novels that she had written. 

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi sounded really appealing to me as a graphic novel to read as it deals with the sex lives of Iranian women!!

The following is a summary of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi that I found on Amazon:
From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane’s tough–talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.
As the afternoon progresses, these vibrant women share their secrets, their regrets and their often outrageous stories about, among other things, how to fake one’s virginity, how to escape an arranged marriage, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to delight in being a mistress. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances.

Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two.
I am giving Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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