Maus - Art Spiegelman

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Maus - Art Spiegelman

Post by Steffania » 17 Aug 2016, 02:41

Hi!

I recommend this book, it's another perspective on the tragedy of Holocaust. The drawings help you to better picture the situations and more easy to read comparing to a normal book.

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Post by kileiah » 29 Oct 2016, 02:42

I read this at the recommendation of a friend and it blew me away. It's an intense story and so well told, truly unforgettable. It's about a son trying to understand and do justice to the story of his father. I second this recommendation wholeheartedly.

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Post by Sparkletime » 22 Dec 2016, 05:39

Maus is not just a wonderful reflection of the holocaust itself but also about the lasting effects on survivors and their families. Art Spielgelman is drawing from personal experience; this graphic novel is truly from the heart. I always love to hear about people reading it because it's a truly noteworthy story.

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Post by karolinka » 24 Feb 2017, 13:38

I read Maus, but found it very depressing, since it discusses the issue of Holocaust. Could not finish it, even though it's illustrated well, and I normally finish every graphic novel that I start.
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Post by matildajay » 22 Mar 2017, 03:05

Can't wait to read this graphic novel as soon as I get a copy, so many people have told me how enduring piece it is. I suppose I'll have to steel myself as reading an alternative perspective on the Holocaust can be extremely depressing, but I hope to read it in the near future.
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Post by Storygamer88 » 06 Jun 2017, 17:53

karolinka wrote:I read Maus, but found it very depressing, since it discusses the issue of Holocaust. Could not finish it, even though it's illustrated well, and I normally finish every graphic novel that I start.
Couldn't finish either, tried last week. I think part of it was the mouse aesthetic and just narrative style not grabbing me.
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Post by glocparty » 30 Jan 2018, 05:27

This is a classic for me. I always suggest this to people who don't usually read comics or graphic novels and think of cartoons/superheroes when they think of the genre. I love the illustrations, not just one of my favourite graphic novels but one of my favourite books!

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Post by Arrigo_Lupori » 23 Feb 2018, 14:58

I really want to get my hands on Maus. I know that it deserves a lot but I haven't had the opportunity to actually start it yet.
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Post by holsam_87 » 27 Feb 2018, 21:10

One of my friends from college let me read her copy of Maus and I really liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I ordered my own copy. It gave a new perspective on how the Houlocaust was perceived. I have only read it a couple of times, but I still really enjoyed the setup and the art.

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Post by GabbiV » 07 Mar 2018, 20:08

I read this as a freshman in high school and my only regret was that I was not exposed to it earlier! Beautifully done, the art enhances the already poignant story to new heights. It also revealed early on who was racist in my class :cry2:

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