Typically I would try to conceal the idea that Embroideries is my favorite piece only because of the pictures, but let's face it, they make the novel. I wouldn't call myself a fan of graphic novels in general, but Marjane Satrapi does a fantastic job with it. The drawings allow a certain directness that gives Satrapi a lot of freedom in that way, she isn't obligated to fluff up her words with metaphors orexplanations for me to understand what she is trying to say. I admit I've never had much tolerance for poetry, most I've the time I'm more of a "let's get to the point" kind of person. Not that I can't appreciate quality symbolism, but I really do like how she utilizes the illustrations. In could be the art major in me coming out, but I believe that anything words can do pictures can do better, if you have the patience to look long enough.
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