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The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque, #1)
Anne Lyle
How to Train Your Dragon
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach
The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman Maus (a Holocaust memoir comic) is such a brilliant book, but it's incredibly draining to read. I had to take breaks just to get away from the bleakness of it.It really is a perfect use of the comic medium, though. The Jews are depicted as (humanoid) mice, the Germans as cats. Without the cartoonishness it would be unbearably graphic. The heavily-accented dialogue from the author's Jewish father Vladek also works well as short, streamlined comic dialogue.A difficult read, but a masterpiece.