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Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, by Art Spiegelman

cactuslw's review

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced

4.0

megan_mitchell's review against another edition

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4.0

Had to read it for English. It was decent, but graphic novels always distract me and the pictures were very plain.

readingmaria's review against another edition

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4.0

This book was harder to get through then the first one. We learn so much that isn’t necessarily taught to us in school, from what I can remember. It’s hard reading about the horrors that not only Vladek but every other war prisoner had to go through. This book is so important

amyl2904's review

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dark emotional informative fast-paced

4.5


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bucketheadmary's review against another edition

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4.0

This is more than just a Holocaust story.

ducksfloat's review against another edition

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5.0

Equally as good as the first, truly horrific but masterfully written and drawn

lonelybookworm's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced

5.0

Despite its use of animals, the symbolism behind them only makes the story more real, bringing the horrors of Nazism alive on the page.

refvemma's review against another edition

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4.0

Didn't pack as much of a punch as the first one, but the added insight into what it was like to live after the war was really interesting

evilevel's review against another edition

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3.0

Very difficult to 'enjoy'... Story that sticks to you and doesn't leave for a long time. Well written... Good pace... Story itself was heartbreaking... 'Glad' I read it. Will not reread

baileyy_m's review against another edition

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5.0

I just adore these books. I have read plenty of books set in WWII time but these graphic novels give me an even bigger picture of the story being told. It is so easy to see the human lives being portrayed by the animals. I was bothered by the racist aspects, but they fit with the story being told. I didn't see it as the author's racism, rather racism that existed at this time and his father's notions of the world.

I expected these books to be about WWII but the tale of a man coming to terms with his father death and their relationship was just as powerful.