Bordados has ratings and reviews. Pramod said: To speak behind others’ backs is to ventilate the soul. – a dictum from Marjane Satrapi’s g. Bordados has ratings and reviews. Nat said: Family gossip is my Achilles’ heel. I live for those moments when my mother and I get to discuss. Bordados has ratings and reviews. Hilda said: I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume Persepolis.
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Paperbackpages. Published by Companhia das Letras first published April 18th Urhunden Prize for Foreign Album To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bordadosplease sign up. Are the anecdotes authentic and representative of most women’s views? See 1 question about Bordados…. Lists with This Book. I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”.
In “Embroideries”, the setting is an after-dinner tea party between several women of different ages telling their stories abut love and sex.
The potential is fantastic to really delve into the beliefs and traditions surrounding these topics. But rather than tell the complete stories with depth, she merely flits over them, so that you get a taste but little substance.
She tells the stories of about 7 women I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”. She tells the stories of about 7 women in pages, but not narrative pages, comic-book style pages – this, like “Persepolis”, is a graphic novel.
While the story left a lot to be desired, the drawings are wonderful. In this book, Satrapi didn’t use the panel frames she uses in Persepolis and that are common in graphic novels, the drawings are all over the page, bordaros constrained. I’ll still read her other book about Iran, “Chicken with Plums” and hope that she’s returned to her evocative story-telling. I would recommend the book only to Satrapi fans. If you’ve read her graphic memoir you would already satrapu that Marjane Satrapi was born in in Rasht, Iran.
She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration. Persepolis provided insights into the social and political life in Iran during the Mohammad-Reza Shah regime and the subsequent Iranian revolution. Embroiderieshowever, couldn’t be a more different take on illustrating her own experiences. Satrapi decided If you’ve read her graphic memoir you would already know that Marjane Satrapi was born in in Rasht, Iran.
Satrapi decided to only focus on the closed personal world of Iranian women. Embroideries is a humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. It gathers together Satrapi’s tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk.
Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men. I was pleasantly surprised by how sex positive borfados comic was. It was good to see how freely all of these women talked about their sex lives and that guilt and shame weren’t part of the equation.
I had to laugh out loud numerous times at how unabashed and real some of the dialogue was. It was quite easy sarrapi relate to these women and their way of talking – gossip, after all, is the same all around the world. Nonetheless, the comic lacked in depth satrzpi wasn’t as well put together as Persepolis. In addition, I didn’t like the illustrations this time around since they were printed in a larger format, which didn’t suit them as well as the smaller format in Persepolis.
Furthermore, the comic displays homophobic statements which are not called out. That totally rubbed me the wrong way and left a bitter taste in my mouth. I read Embroideries at my local bookshop and am glad to leave it at that.
I decided against buying it for myself since I don’t think it’s worth the money. Sure, it grants an interesting insight into Bordadod culture with a much needed focus on Iranian women but, all in all, the comic is too short and superficial to have really satisfied me. I was expecting a lot more from this book. It was an interesting read about the conversations of a series of Iranian women of different ages covering topics like arranged marriages, cheating husbands, and faking your virginity.
But it all sounded too superficial, in a “women against men” way. I missed a few stories where dissimulation and cheating were not the norm, as I am sure there must be at least some. As it is, the book just turned out a caricature, funny at times, but mostly bitter and sa I was expecting a lot more from this book. As it is, the book just turned out a caricature, funny at times, but mostly bitter and sad.
And now that I think about it, maybe this was exactly what the author had brdados mind? Brief, gossipy exploration of the sexual morality of young and old women living in Iran. Pithy banter and sharp wit about marriage, love, and sex is not quite enough to push this into the three star category.
In a kind of People-Magazine-reading, vaguely tiring way? Marjane Satrapi puts you in a room of her Iranian gossiping female relatives, where everyone’s sex lives are discussed and judged: Interesting insofar as borvados stories and values are foreign, and depressing insofar as they are familiar. But at the end I needed some kind of commentary, beyond “men sure are from Mars and Fun, I guess?
But at the end I needed some kind of commentary, beyond “men nordados are from Mars and women are from Venus, amirite?! Considering how great Persepolis was, I thought Embroideries would be a great read too.
However, it was rather disappointing. It reads like a quick chronicle of the sexual misadventures of a bunch of Iranian women of diverse ages. I couldn’t really figure out what Ms. Satrapi was trying to achieve. Is she saying that even in a fairly conservative society such as Iran, women talk about sex?
Is she trying to highlight how brdados world is full of predatory men who use women and then disappear?
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A couple Considering how great Persepolis was, I thought Embroideries would be a great read too. A couple of the tales would’ve been sad and difficult to read, if the characters had had any depth.
I didn’t enjoy reading this and I wouldn’t recommend satrapk to anyone, in fact. I read this graphic novel for a class, and I must admit I wasn’t too impressed. Though I appreciated the idea of a “gendered space” for women, I just didn’t find bordadoos subject matter intriguing or interesting.
So far, Satrapi is a bit of a miss for me, sadly. Like eavesdropping on a gossipy conversation between your mom and aunts. About love, sex and men. Some will bring a smile to your lips, some an instinctive shudder and some a raised eyebrow. Bawdy and quite fun. Watrapi alright, it feels very much like a small side project compared to Persepolis.
Pretty humorous for the most part, intimate, it feels very connected to the specific culture the author is introducing.
I felt sometimes the author took a bit of a shortcut here and there, stashing anecdotes in the balloons with a huge amount of text instead of showing with illustrations. Simply that I thought it was a pleasant quick read, but didn’t connect with the characters.
Wasn’t quite sure either the complexities of what she was trying to say about feminism vs treatment of women in the Middle East. A good read but not my favorite type of story. I expected more of a history like her other satrai. Clearly, I did not read the description.
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Didn’t hold my interest. Not into the family gossip. Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi,Pantheon. This will be a quick review for a quick read. The review is rated PG13, for some of the content discussed. Marjane Satrapi is best known as the author of Persepolis, an autobiographical graphic novel about her life growing up in an educated, political family in Iran and her experience in a boarding school in Austria.
She also co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature, Persepolis, which won critical acclaim. I have been told I would enjoy reading Persepolis. I saw the movie long enough ago that I do not remember it, but Satrapi is on my list of books to read. I am also always on the lookout for a great graphic novel, as I have very limited exposure. This was a library in a different county, and I could not check the book out. Perhaps I could get through a graphic novel in my wait time.
So I wandered to the graphic novel section and grabbed a couple that interested me, including the only Satrapi on the shelf.