Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Khalil


“Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has vanished into an extrajudicial twilight zone. What’s keeping his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of his mother, who refuses to surrender her son to fate, and the tenacity of his brother, a blogger, who fuses tradition and technology to explore and explode the void in which Mehdi has vanished.
Zahra’s Paradise weaves together fiction and real people and events. As the world witnessed the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections, through YouTube videos, on Twitter, and in blogs, this story came into being. The global response to this gripping tale has been passionate—an echo of the global outcry during the political upheaval of the summer of 2009.
Zahra’s Paradise is a first on the internet, a first for graphic novels, and a first in the history of political dissidence. Zahra’s Paradise is being serialized online at”
I really disliked this book. I could not get past the first 5 pages of the book. Yes I know that I should have given the book a chance but I just couldn’t. Puppies were killed in the beginning of the book and I really did not like it and since it was a graphic novel, it was graphic.
Maybe I will pick this book up again another day but I just could not deal with these puppies being killed. I am fine with violence and people dying in books, but I just could not deal with these puppies.
I cannot say anything about this book but I just wanted to let you know what I thought about the beginning of it.
The drawings in the book though were quite good.
You may be interested but I was not. But if you do read this book, please let me know what it was like.