Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review: Maus I

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds HistoryMaus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was amazing. It's a biography of the relationship between the author and his father and the father's experience as a Polish Jew in WWII. The only graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, and it was well deserving. I've read a few books on people's experiences in WWII concentration camps (Man's Search for Happiness, Night) and visited multiple Holocaust museums (including the enormous one in Washington D.C.), but this book was a new experience and a very moving one. It's only half of the story, I'll pick up the second part in a few days (after I get through some of the other graphic novels that need to be returned to the library sooner). Even though the people are portrayed as animals, you never once see them as that, it's as ridiculous as trying to classify humans by race in order to establish their rank in life.

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