The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman
Art wants to cre­ate a book about World War II and his best resource is his father. He and his wife, Art’s mother, have lived through the com­plete war, through the begin­ning where the Jews got less privileges, to towns with Jews dri­ven together, to Auschwitz. So Art vis­its his sick father every week and wants to hear every story his father has to tell about his fam­ily and their friends.

A strange mix­ture of comic and bru­tal seri­ous­ness. You will be absorbed by the story and silent when you close the book after you read the last page. You will be silent for the next cou­ple of minutes/hours; that’s the effect the book had on me anyway.