Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maus by Art Spiegleman

Maus is a Holocaust story like no other.  With the Jewish people depicted as mice and the Nazis depicted as cats, this graphic novel shows the terrors of the Holocaust from the perspective of a man telling his son about his past. 

First Impressions
I liked the way the Holocaust story is told in this book.  I caution readers against it, however, if they think they are getting a cute little story about a mouse and a cat.  Make no doubt about it - this is a story with brutal truth being told about one Jewish man's life during the Holocaust.  The terrors are only slightly less than they could be if the pictures were done with human characters. 

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