Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Number 4 down: Maus

I finished Maus on Monday, but I couldn't write about it until today. A lot of people feel kind of inundated with Holocaust stories, I know, but I don't think it's possible (for me, anyway) to become desensitized to them. I cried when I finished the second volume - for the miracle the Spiegelmans had in surviving and finding one another, for their losses, for the horrors they witnessed, and for the crazy tumultuous mixture of emotions coming from their son, Art, as he writes the story. Five of five stars, no question. Full review on Corrodentia Weekly and also on GoodReads.


moonrat said...

i loved Maus. also, i appreciate how edgy it was when it was published (nowadays things like this come up a lot).

i just read FUN HOME by alison bechdel. it's a graphic memoir. i liked it a lot.

one of the things i like about reading graphic novels etc is you can take as much or little time as you want with each one. if you want, you can whip through for story, or you can really sit and think about the composite frames, depending on your mood.

Jen A said...

Oh, I LOVE Fun Home! My husband is a huge comics nerd, and I have by association started reading a lot of stuff since we met nearly 7 years ago (eep!).