• "Telling the story of Satrapi’s childhood in Iran, this is funny, wise and sad."

  • "Persepolis…has an outward simplicity that utterly beguiles: her black and white drawings resemble old-fashioned woodcuts; her narrative is almost breezily concise"

    Rachel Cooke, Royal Academy Magazine
  • "This touching, funny, illuminating memoir deserves a much wider audience."

    Kate Figes, Guardian
  • "The magic of Marjane Satrapi's work is that it can condense a whole country's tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another."

    Natasha Walter, Independent on Sunday
  • "Persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction."

    David Jenkins, Sunday Telegraph