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Maus, I by Art Spiegelman
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily Hogan Isn't it fascinating that taking this true story and turning all the characters into anthropomorphic animals makes the material more accessible to readers? Not a bad thing, just a wacky thing about humans. If people are suffering, we want to put our hands on our faces and say, "Too much!" (like that painting, THE CRY). But if we turn the characters into cartoon animals, we can read the whole thing and sympathize with them.

message 2: by Jaq (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jaq Greenspon There was a whole thing when this came out that the NY Times kept listing it in the Children's book top list and Spiegelman kept saying it's not a kid's book but the Times pointed out it had funny animals in it so therefore...

Speigelman's work is fantastic.

message 3: by Emily (new)

Emily Hogan Remember where Borders used to shelve it? For a while, we had it in our Holocaust section. It could also be found in the graphic novels. But I remember it regularly made the middle and high school reading lists, which was why it kept ending up on the bestseller lists. For all I know, it's still on those reading lists . . .

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