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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Survivor's Tale

Maus, I by Art Spiegelman
Maus, I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History

By: Art Spiegelman

Genre:  YA historical graphic novel

Pages: 160

Published: 1991

Read: September

3.5 0ut of 5

I recently read an interview with Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, who stated that that Maus was one of her favorite books and the inspiration to write "her story" in graphic form. Since I have been enjoying nonfiction graphic novels, I have decided to give this two volume set a shot. I appreciated this one, but definitely enjoyed the humor and drawings of Satrapi's much more. I also have a major pet peeve about this graphic novel. In the story summary it states that the Nazis are depicted as cats and the Jews are mice.  I dare anyone to view the pictures of the Nazis and tell me they aren't pigs.

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