Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Reading

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi - a graphic novel that continues the author's tale of growing up in turbulent Islamic Revolution Iran, and school in Vienna. I saw the movie some years ago, and recommend it. You may gain some insight into a way of life that is so constraining, and worse for women who have to wear the hijab and be otherwise modest. Men, at least can express themselves in dress, barbering and grooming.

Big Machine by Victor LaValle is the other book. I had to return it before the DH could finish, because there were requests for it. Needless to say, it's a compelling read. It's about cults, a library, redemption and immaculate conception. Sort of. You HAVE to read it!

Next, I'm reading Death at the Crossroads by Dale Furutani, about a ronin and bandits in shogun-era Japan.

Tell me what you're reading!

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