Tuesday, June 12, 2007


300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

Description: (Back of Book) The army of Persia - a force so vast it shakes the earth with its march - is poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of mysticism and tyranny.
Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction is a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors.

But these warriors are more than men... they are SPARTANS.

Review: What a beautifully violent book. The images inside are just awesome. Granted there isn't much to read, but so much more to look at. I was just blown away by the imagery. Very well done indeed.

Score: 4.5 out of 5

Movie Connection: Zack Snyder (a fellow Wisconsinite) brought this graphic novel to life on the big screen in 2006. It is such an awesome and visually stunning movie. After viewing the movie repeatedly (hey, its a favorite of mine), I decided to get a copy of the book. What I find to be so interesting is how the movie is literally a moving picture of the book. Most of the scenes from the book are brought to life. I thought it was very well done.

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