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Maus, I by Art Spiegelman
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Jan 05, 11

bookshelves: 2010, award-winners, graphic-novel, non-fiction
Read in December, 2010

Being a graphic novel person I would have assumed I would have already read this. The classic, the most highly decorated, the keystone to any collection, etc. Of course I had seen it a million times, grabbed one from the friends for our library collection, reclassed it to our graphic novel collection, but never read. I have an aversion to things going in I know will be depressing/upsetting. I was stupid to hesitate, obviously. Of course its traumatic and upsetting bu also riveting and scary. I didn't realize how much of the book was actually set in the author's present, how he gets the story from his father. The book doesn't shy away from casting him in a mixed light, not some modern day saint. I have always described the book playing up the use of animals, but to me this seems to almost fade into the background, not so important.
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