Review: Maus

Maus by Art Spiegelman

(Note: I rented and read Volumes I and II of Maus, not The Complete Maus, so my review doesn’t reflect The Complete Maus.)

Maus is almost universally acclaimed–it won a Pulitzer Prize Special Award, which is what happens when the Pulitzer Prize jury doesn’t have a specific category for a work but wants to honor it anyway. I do believe it is one of the recommendations that came to me via Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust. With seventeen years to accumulate such a brilliant reputation, I knew I had to read Maus at some point. I’ve been dragging my feet about writing this review, actually–I feel guilty for not being bowled over by it.

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