Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Reading hagiography

Since the used book store via Amazon never sent the trashy autobiography that I was expecting, I ended up skim reading the Shah's widow's hagiographical treatment of her husband. To summarize:

First mention of SAVAK details how some humane general made the decision to allow Khomeini to go into exile, which Khomeini repaid by having him executed when he returned to power.

A Persian friend from work (left Iran in '86) lent me the book, and can easily understand how she enjoyed it - but for a non-expatriate, would recommend Persepolis I & II. A superior story teller with good narrative sense & artistic ability.

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