I got this book as a present and it really did not look like my sort of thing (I am definitely not a graphic novel kind of person). I gave it a go though and it is now one of my favourites. So different to the books I normally read, which puts it in a league of its own. It deals with complex issues but is so easy to read. I really warmed to Satrapi and found the whole book really interesting. Try it - you won't be disappointed.