Monday, November 26, 2007

Good book hunting

Many good works acquired today, mostly at used bookstores; several Iris Murdoch novels, a collection of Margaret Laurence's short stories, her first published works, and a new copy of a Doris Lessing novel I read ages ago, but will be re-reading soon. I also got a paperback copy of the very new graphic work Persepolis, a memoir of a young woman who grew up after the Iranian "cultural" revolution in 1979. It's done in black and white, and thus far is very engaging, although chock full of the horrors and injustices you know occurred. This work was made into a movie recently.
It was a wet and very cold horse blanket of a day, miserable enough to send people to bed early.


Blogger Imperatrix said...

Persepolis was great! The girls liked it, too. (They were intrigued that I was reading a "comic book", and I let them take a look. Persepolis 2 was nowhere near as good, though, but it was a continuation of the story.

5:14 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Oh, I appreciate your feedback, imp. More needs to be done to put a human face on regular folks in Iran, or there will be more displaced people as with Iraq.

5:30 PM  

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