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Article: Maus
« on: June 04, 2004, 09:32:09 AM »
reference: http://www.timewastersguide.com/view.php?id=764

In case you didn't get the picture, this is a good book. If you are interested in biography or history at all, pick it up and read it.

I don't, however, recommend it to all comic book readers. That entirely depends on what you read comics for. Spiegleman DOES make excellent use of the medium, however, so it's a good 'un.

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2004, 05:47:36 PM »
I remember reading both maus books, they were very good, and actually quite powerfully written. I especially liked the distinguishing of peoples by use of diferent anthropomorphized animals, and I dont think youcan write about how horrible the hollocaust was, I think the visual aids were necessary in order to deliver a significant impact. also it was very interesting to hear about what he had to do to stay alive, like bartering with other prisoners and guards just to get food, also how he kept openning up the wound on his hand in order to stay in the invalid bunk...
those books are really good
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2004, 10:56:51 AM »
SE you just saved my life.  I need a biography to read over the summer for AP Language and Composition and I could find NOTHING interesting at all.  I will take you word for this one.  Thanks a ton.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2004, 10:59:36 AM »
as ARK pointed out, there are two books, a part I "My Father Bleeds History" and part II "And Here My Troubles Began." my review was of the two as a whole.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2004, 11:11:20 AM »
Well, then I shall read both.  I will probably have to end up reading a WWII biography for my AP Euro history anyway.  One for one class and the other for another.  Even if it's not manditory, if they are as good as you say they are they're worth a look at.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2004, 11:23:43 PM »
They are very good, but not for the weak of stomach or heart, especially the part in which he talks about his mother's suicide, I think it's in the second one bubt I could be mistaken, all I know is it was incredibly sad.
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