Reviewers do not always know quite how to approach Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel PERSEPOLIS. Is it a memoir? A novel? A comic book? Ultimately, while one can debate the category of PERSEPOLIS, there is no denying that the work has sparked discussion where little had existed before. It offers a glimpse into ways of life in Iran that had been a mystery to Western audiences prior to its creation. With recent political events, interest in Iran and its people has never been greater.