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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I have such mixed feelings about this work. On one hand, there were moments when I was swept up in the narrative and feeling every breath of Nafisi's prose, and there were passages that worked to ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

This is a very interesting book. I was fearful when it was picked as our book group choice. I read the Amazon blurb and I thought, Nabokov, Fitzgerald, Austen and, horror of horrors, Henry James. How ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

The story of Iranian women's experiences under a totalitarian regime, told in a straightforward manner but supplemented by metaphors drawn from the Western literary canon. The author Azar Nafisi is ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A book about literature and how it effects different people in different ways. Some fascinating insights into Iranian culture and life in Tehran. Also introduces us to some women who live heroic lives behind the scenes. Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This memoir asks "why should anyone read fiction?" We had a great discussion, but we wanted to know more about the lives of the students. At times it read more like an academic paper, using Western ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

I read this about 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I learned more about the Iranian situation and what was like from the inside. I was in high school at the time some of this book took place and we ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

I read this about 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I learned more about the Iranian situation and what was like from the inside. I was in high school at the time some of this book took place and we ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

I read this about 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I learned more about the Iranian situation and what was like from the inside. I was in high school at the time some of this book took place and we ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Azar Nafisi is an English Literature professor in Tehran. No longer able to work because she refuses to wear the head scarf, she invites a select group of her female students to meet at her home once ... Read full review

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User Review  - KayCliff - LibraryThing

A splendid book, though never as good again as the first chapter. Interesting as lit crit as well as social comment re Iran. Read full review


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