Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Describe it in 25 words or less. A little peek into the sex lives of a group of Iranian women.
Any particular reason for choosing this book? Pete had read Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d give this one a try. Unfortunately I did not feel the same about this book.
Genre: Graphic Novel
Who was your favorite character and why? Parvine because she was a strong, modern woman with heart.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Grandma because she was the opposite of a sweet granny.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It was immediately entertaining; almost like you were listening in on a very personal conversation.
What did you think of the ending? Harsh.
What was the moral of the story? Be careful who you marry.
Favorite quote: “One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” – Parvine
Who would you recommend it to? Women who like frank, slightly disturbing gossipy discussions about sex and relationships.
Number of unknown words: 0
Craft/Activity: Learn to make tea in a samovar.
How much of your sex life do you discuss with friends and/or family?