Reviews: THE COMPLETE MAUS by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman, graphic novels about the Holocaust, is a popular selection among WWII reading challenge participants.  Here are excerpts from the latest round of reviews; click the links to read their complete thoughts.

J.T. Oldfield from Bibliofreak says:

Part of what makes this story so  interesting, besides the animals and treating a horribly scary subject with cartoonish delight, making it a sort of comic noir (anime noire?), is the brutal truth Art writes and sketches.  And I don’t mean just the brutal truth of the Holocaust, but the necessary ways of survival in the Holocaust.  Sharing vs. not sharing, helping vs. not helping, friends vs. self, and countless other conflicts come up time and again.

Sumthinblue from Bookmarked! says:

I thought that having read several Holocaust-themed books this year would steel me for the impact of Maus, but I highly doubt anyone can read this book without being stirred. The starkly drawn figures in thick inky strokes are arresting in their simplicity, and the candidness of the tone used throughout the books only underscore the threads of emotion palpable beneath the surface.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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