The world today people are still being abused like this if not worse Such a shame and uite unthinkable how some people could be this cruelThe characters were not as amazing as I wanted them to be Some weren t developed enough I seem to have this problem with most of the graphic novels that I read I m not sure if it s the graphic novels itself or the way the author describes them The whole character thing is a huge
problem for me to be honest because i m a reader for me to be honest because i m a reader heavily depends on the characters for enjoyment I like a well written set of characters The plot thankfully made up for the not so great characters Artie and Anja were really enjoyable but the other ones felt a bit dullOne problem that I encountered would be the artwork I m very choosy when it comes to the artwork I now this aimed to provide a historical feeling but it didn t work that much for me I didn t like the rough drawing and the way it was presented It could ve been done better Not a huge problem but still Something That Bugged Me From that bugged me from to time45 stars It s a solid 4 for me Hopefully the next volume would continue to be this good or be even better I m going to rate would continue to be this good or be even better I m going to rate compilation of the two volumes separately after reviewing the second one Great way to introduce history to aficionados and also beginners Highly recommended 45 Very very very powerful and I like that you see the relationship between Spiegelman and his father throughout When I was a id I read comic books mostly Superman The Maus books are the only graphic novels I ve read and I consider them masterpieces Mausterpieces Like Spiegelman s alter ego I was a middle class child growing up in ueens NYC the son of Holocaust survivors and couldn t communicate with my father when I was growing up He got it down perfectly It was spot on and ranks among the best of Holocaust related literature ExtraordinaryIf there was a Pulitzer Prize for the BEST ALREADY winners of the PulitzerArt Spieglman s books would be a very high contenderPoint is The creation of Maus exceeds expectations which you might have heard through the grapevine Maus Vol 1 My Father Bleedsis painful personal brilliantand needs to be experienced first hand as all his books doThen we might have a discussion still worse to come is Vol 2 My Trouble Begins I am extremely moved by this book it is as relevant and important today as it was when it was first published over 30 years ago possibly even so Maus tells the story of Vladek Spielgeman a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust His son Art Spiegelman is an illustrator and wants to write the story of his father s experiences during World War II The story is also of Art himself the interviews and relationship with his father The story alternates between the present day interviews and shifts into the past through Vladek s recollections The illustrations are straightforward and in a black and white style I highly recommend this book it is a powerful and emotional story I am starting the second volume right away FINAL NOTE below is what I found to be one of the most powerful scenes in the book. Récit d'une double survie celle du père mais aussi celle du fils ui se débat pour survivre au survivant Ici les Nazis sont des chats et les Juifs des souri. .
It just didn t do what I wantedI had high expectations my friends I had high expectations That might not be fair but there you goMy biggest problem was the misused animals The book is called Maus The characters are mice and cats and pigs BUT NONE OF THEM ACT LIKE MICE OR CATS OR PIGS WHATS THE POINT In conversation with my friend Barry it came up that It s just cats chasing mice That s the extent of the metaphor He disagrees on the whole he actually uite enjoyed this we re budding reading again I never want to stop buddy reading with this boy but regardless he saw my point of view I feel that there was great potential to use the animal characteristics to do interesting and inventive things but basically they re just humans that look like animalsI have a few other issues I don t like the way the son treats the father that won t make sense unless you ve read this sorry and I haven t really been able to feel emotionally attached to anything apart of course from the normal sense of sadness that comes from thinking of the holocaust It s not terrible by any means The illustrations are interesting the story is interesting and I flew through it I very much look forward to reading Volume II but this just wasn t good enough Barry I don t read much Holocaust Literature nowadays
In my teens and twenties I read everything I could get my hands on on the Third Reichmy teens and twenties I read everything I could get my hands on on the Third Reich the Middle Ages as I had an abnormal urge to seek out the darkness in human souls I was repelled and at the same time fascinated by it like people drawn irresistibly towards gruesome road accidentsAs I matured this urge to torture myself diluted and I moved on towards wholesome stuff However I decided I would make an exception with Maus because of one important reason it is a comic or to use the accepted terminology nowadays a graphic novelThe comic is a seriously underutilised narrative format Like the fairy tale and the animated movie Disney has corrupted it and confined it
to a corner where it can only babble and make babya corner where it can only babble and make baby It is heartening to see it breaking out of that straitjacket and maturing in books like The Complete Persepolis and the this one The Jews are undoubtedly a race but not human Adolf HitlerDehumanising the enemy is the first step towards eliminating them which is what Hitler tried to do with Jews and nearly succeeded In this book Art Spiegelman tells us a story from that dark era a very personal one that of his father yet distances us emotionally brilliantly by using Brechtian techniues The Jews are portrayed as mice Germans as cats Poles as pigs and Americans as dogsThe story is delivered brutally pulling no punches However changing the Characters Into Animals Accomplishes Two into animals accomplishes two by taking away the individuality we are forced to look at the big picture and the race differences are emphasised so as to be insurmountable The Maus books were just as incredible as promised I was deeply moved by Spiegelman s story about his father s experiences in Poland and Auschwitz during World War II My ancestors are from Germany and my mother was a WWII buff our. Maus raconte la vie de Vladek Spiegelman rescapé juif des camps nazis et de son fils auteur de bandes dessinées ui cherche un terrain de réconciliation avec. Bookshelves at home were filled with hundreds Of Books About That War When I books about that war When I her why she was so fascinated by that period she said she was trying to understand how something like the Holocaust could have happened Now I m an adult and I often read books about atrocities around the world Even though they are depressing and soul crushing I guess I m also just trying to understand how people can do such horrible thingsBut I digress Despite having already read a great deal about WWII one of the things I especially liked about the Maus books
Was Hearing How Spiegelmanhearing how Spiegelman father managed to survive His father was gifted at uickly mastering skills and being able to talk his way out of tough situations Those abilities helped him and his wife to survive the concentration camp Most reviews of Maus comment on Spiegelman s choice to draw the races differently Jews are mice the Germans are cats and other Poles are pigs I liked the minimalist drawings because it ept the story moving and the focus was on the words and the meaningsI think this is a significant memoir of the Holocaust and would highly recommend it Oh my This book makes me want to read every interview with the author that I can find One article I read credits this book and two others with changing the public s perception of comics and potentially starting the use of the term graphic novel I have read only one other graphic novel the beautiful and brilliant Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast so I am tremendously under ualified to review this I m not sure what I expected when I picked this up but what I got was a deeply moving story of one man s Holocaust experience that was masterfully written and drawn by his son Deceptively simplistic the drawings allow the reader to be in the storyto see life as it was and then the changing conditions the confusion the horror the bunkers As father and son meet and talk the drawings seamlessly transition from present day into the past throughout the book giving a sense that those memories were always near to and part o Re read September 5 2015 I think I absorbed a lot of the story and its power the second time around It s really wonderfully crafted and I can t wait to finally read the second volume because this one ends sort of abruptly First read January 3 9 2014 This is one of those graphic novels that everyone is telling the world to read Acclaimed as one of the best graphic novels out there My take on it is that it was really enjoyable and informative but not the best While it was very enjoyable I still had a few problems with it Overhyped in my opinion but still highly recommended for me I honestly have no problem with the plot Straightforward and informative I m a huge history fan and the topic of Nazis in general was nothing new for me It s been a while since my last read of this certain part of history This graphic novel was a good way to refresh my memory It s still very unsettling that the Nazis were this abusive back then The way they tortured the Jews and such was very inhumane I now that somewhere in. Son père sa terrifiante histoire et l'Histoire Des portes d'Auschwitz aux trottoirs de New York se déroule en deux temps les années 30 et les années 70 le.