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Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History - Community Reviews back

by Art Spiegelman
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 6 months ago
I’ve been meaning to read this graphic novel as I’ve heard many great things about it so when our book-club announced it for this month’s read, I was pretty excited. This book afterall, was a graphic novel and it pertained to WWII, so what could go wrong? This graphic novel is presented in black-n...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
Powerful story told through the eyes of the cartoonist son of his father who tries to survive WWII. The family is Jewish and the story is of their lives before WWII and the Nazi takeover of Germany to the time the man and his wife are separated at Auschwitz. It is a hard story to hear how the su...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
So, I started reading this book in June, ended up getting caught up in other things, including other readings, and I finally just finished it. I actually had to start again from the beginning, but it was worth it. This graphic novel is written by Art Spiegelman and based on his father's experience...
Hol rated it 4 years ago
Because of the disturbing subject matter I may not have read Maus if it wasn’t for my RL book club. I’d never read a graphic novel before but loved how artwork and narrative were teamed together. The book followed Artie, a man who decided to write and draw a graphic novel based on his father’ expe...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it 5 years ago
Determined that his father's experiences during the Holocaust not be forgotten, comic artist Art Spiegelman, recorded his dad's history. Maus I tells the story of his father's early adulthood in Poland, as a successful textile factory owner, until he was transported to Auschwitz. Choosing to write t...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 6 years ago
Ok, first of all, the "About" section pretty much lays out exactly what the book is about. I'm not going to summarize in my own words what it is. I will however tell you that when this book first came out a lot of people had a hard time with how the book should be classified. There was talk about wh...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 6 years ago
This graphic novel is rife with symbolism and tells the true story of Spiegelman's family in graphic novel format, but it holds nothing back. I use this in class during our Holocaust study with my students who prefer graphic novels over traditional books.
Hello Book, So Long Sleep...
Hello Book, So Long Sleep... rated it 6 years ago
Honestly, At first I had a hard time with this true account being told as though they were mice. But once I could see who was represented by each animal ( mice, cats, pigs) things went smoothly for me. There were several things I didn't know that this book brought up. Like if you were missing so man...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 6 years ago
This is a beautifully told story told through comic form. We follow a man's story as he struggled in life during the war. It is a truly gruesome tale that all should read to better understand what it was like during this time period for these people. The comic also tells the story of the artist and ...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it 6 years ago
Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and History itself. Its form, the cartoon, succeeds perfectly in shocking us out of any lingering sense of familiarity wi...
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