Sometimes when I'm not excited by the book I'm reading, I can't help but grab something I know I like from my bookshelf. This time is was Maus, Art Spiegelman's graphic biography of his parents' life and times in Poland preceding and during Hitler's reign. The book also tells of Spiegelman's relationship with his difficult father.
I feel sort of dumb reviewing this book, because I assume most of y'all have read it, even if you were very young when it (with Part II: And Here My Troubles Began) won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992. So, it's an absorbing and creatively told story. The Jews are drawn as mice, Poles as pigs, and Germans as cats. The parts in Europe are of course horrifying; the Queens bits are exasperating but funny.