maus1Title: Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Finished: March 7, 2009
Pages: 159
Published: 1973

A true story of a families’ struggle during the Holocaust, told through the eyes of a father as he son listens.

This was my second graphic novel series and a great recommendation from those here on LT. It’s a different way of telling a story but so far it has been very interesting, inspiring, and moving to hear this story as a father tells his son his past horrors or survival as a Jew in Germany.

Spiegelman takes on the story telling it through the prospective of mice (aka Jews) and other animal forms appear to be those of other religions or nationalities (aka pigs and cats). He weaves in other themes one would not expect but it makes the story that much better. Looking forward to part 2.

“I could avoid the truth no longer-the doctor’s words clattered inside me … I felt confused; I felt angry; I felt numb! … I didn’t exactly feel like crying, but I figured I should!”

*Challenges: 2009 Decades Challenge, 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, 1st in Series Challenge, New Authors Challenge

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