Maus II: A Survivor's Tale
Books | Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General
The bestselling second installment of the graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read”A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
World War 2
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"A stronger book than Part I yet equally disturbing. In Part II, we learn about Spiegelman’s time in concentration camps and death camps, his escapes from various pits of hell and the assortment of characters who save him and who betray him. The son, who relentlessly nags his dad for more and more about his time in Auschwitz, is a pill. As in Part I, all characters are animals: The Jews are mice, the German military leaders are nasty-looking cats, the local police and ne’er-do-wells are pigs, the Americans coming in to save people from concentration camps are Snoopy-like dogs, and a lone fortune teller is a praying mantis with antennae. The only thing I struggled with was the ending, which added a twist that left me wondering."
"An easy read that gives great historical perspective. The author writes so that you can actually hear the accents that the characters carry."
"A devastating harrowing look at the victims of the holocaust and the legacy they leave behind. Art Spiegelman makes this book special by interviewing his father for his experience during WW2, it catalogues his post-war life and the tension shared between the two. It’s not for the light of heart but still an extremely rewarding read. "
"Yes, A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. How about you? "
"It’s the only comic book to ever win a Pulitzer. Read it if you want to find out why. You won’t regret it."