It starts of weaker than Maus I, but ends stronger. One of the best works on the holocaust. It powerfully examines the incomprehensibility of the evil of the Holocaust and shows its living effects in the world of today (actually the 1980's). The contrast between the ordinary conflicts of the everyday and the horrors of the Holocaust is powerful and it manages to avoid almost all sentimentality. A good place to start reading graphic novels for people who want to overcome their snootiness towards them.