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One of the most powerful books I've ever read,
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This review is from: Maus: My Father Bleeds History v. 1: A Survivor's Tale (Paperback)
One of the most powerful books I've ever read, MAUS is not a typical piece of literature on the Holocaust. Some might argue it's not even literature, since it is a graphic novel. Do not be fooled by its appearance, MAUS is a chilling look at the Holocaust, drawn/written by a son of a Holocaust survivor. As a result, it is two stories in one: Art's (the son), and Vladek's (the survivor). Since the book deals with an unspeakable evil, Spiegelman uses mice as Jews and cats as Germans. The end result is a fascinating account of the horrors of WW2 that deals with 'man's inhumanity' by portraying the characters as animals.