Book Review
Maus_1_cover.jpg
Cover from Maus I


This video book review from a Blue Rectangle
patron provides a quick synopsis of the story
along with comments about the reaction
of students to this graphic novel.

Maus has received much critical acclaim and is
usually available in most bookstores and libraries.

Have you read Maus yet? Be sure to leave your
own review and comments on the LIS 518
discussion page for others to read.

Excerpt from Maus I jacket cover:

"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 (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice),
succeeds perfectly in shocking us out of any
lingering sense of familiarit with the events described,
approaching, as it does, the unspeakable through the diminutive.
It is, as the New York Times Book Review has commented,
"a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic
vividness...an unfolding literary event."

ISBN-13: 978-0394747231
Pantheon, New York. First published 1973.