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White Oleander
Janet Fitch
Waterglass
Jeffery Donaldson
The Stand
Stephen King

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 02

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 02 - Hiromu Arakawa I finished this volume on the same day that I started and finished Elie Wiesel's Night. While I've noticed FMA's allusions to Nazi Germany in the anime before, I was hyper aware of them while reading the source material. Human experimentation, genocide, eugenics, and the rise of facism are all highlighted. It's a heartbreaking allegory of human suffering and people's responses to grief.

Yes, FMA is a shounen manga. It's also a critical piece of literature.