Everybody says they read Art Spiegelman’s Maus I & II back in high school. Everybody said that to me when they saw me carrying my copy around. Well, that’s nice, yo, but I didn’t. But I’ve read it now.
I don’t really know what to say about this. It was an incredibly powerful read. I knew going in it was about the Holocaust, but maybe I underestimated its impact because it was in the form of a graphic novel. And maybe also because I didn’t really know that much about what all specifically went on during the Holocaust: the logistics of how it started, was ramped up and perfected, and how it ultimately came undone.
Amanda told me to count Maus I as a separate book from Maus II. So I did.