“The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.”
—The Wall Street Journal
"The first masterpiece in comic book history.”
—The New Yorker
“A loving documentary and brutal fable, a mix of compassion and stoicism [that] sums up the experience of the Holocaust with as much power and as little pretension as any other work I can think of.”
—The New Republic
“A quiet triumph, moving and simple—impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”
—The Washington Post
“Spiegelman has turned the exuberant fantasy of comics inside out by giving us the most incredible fantasy in comics’ history: something that actually occurred . . . The central relationship is not that of cat and mouse, but that of Art and Vladek. Maus is terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt.”
—The New Yorker
“All too infrequently, a book comes along that’s as daring as it is acclaimed. Art Spiegelman’s Maus is just such a book.”
“An epic story told in tiny pictures.”
—The New York Times
“A remarkable work, awesome in its conception and execution . . . at one and the same time a novel, a documentary, a memoir, and a comic book. Brilliant, just brilliant.”
Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for The New Yorker, and a co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for Maus include the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and their two children, Nadja and Dashiell.
I read this as part of the required readings for a class on comics and graphic novels and found it to be an amazing story about a time in history I know very little about. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jess Edwards
I bought this as a gift for my brother - he hasn't mentioned if he's liked the story, but he said the book itself - cover etc is really nice.Published 6 months ago by Aysh
Heartbreakingly good read. The story of the writer and his father is both uncomfortable and genuinely upsetting at the same time. A must read.Published 7 months ago by Simon Shead
I love reading about history, so I definitely enjoyed this one!
I love reading stories about History, or any historical fiction really. Read more
I enjoyed this graphic novel and the service that came along with my order!Published 8 months ago by Michael Perry
SImply amazing. I thought it was maybe overhyped, but even with all these high expectations, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Buy without even thinking about it!Published 12 months ago by Jean-Philippe Bouchard
A fascinating tale about the holocaust written from the son of a holocaust survivor.
The story is well written with animal characters uniquely representing ethnic cultures and... Read more