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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - Azar Nafisi

I love the literary discussions in this book, although I was expecting more to be said about Austen. The author's constant need to convey her political ideas can be tiring at times, and to be honest I felt that she attacked Islam and Muslims a lot -- maybe I'm just sensitive about this because I'm a Muslim myself. But the Q&A part helped me see her views clearer and appreciate her thoughts more. I may not think of some things as strongly as she does, but I find we share some common views in certain areas. If you like Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, this is another book describing women's lives in Iran under the revolution.