Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Book 19: 300

NUMBER: 19
TITLE: 300
AUTHOR: Frank Miller
STARTED: April 14, 2007
FINISHED: April 14, 2007
PAGES: 88
GENRE: Graphic Novel

FIRST SENTENCE: We march.

SUMMARY: [From barnesandnoble.com] The Battle of Thermopylae ranks as one of the ancient world's most important events, where Spartan King Leonidas and his 300-man bodyguard met the massive army of Emperor Xerxes of Persia, who intended to add Greece to his empire. To no one's surprise, the Spartans were destroyed. While the battle bought the Greeks enough time to defeat the mighty Persians, it was more important for the metaphor it created: occasionally one has to lose to win.

REASON FOR READING: I will see the movie at some point.

THOUGHTS: Ummm, why was this turned into a move? Actually, I'm more inclined to ask "How?" This was an insanely short graphic novel and, while the history behind the story is certainly interesting, I felt cheated by this book. I was expecting more. Mainly, more pages. This sucker was short.

Also, who fights naked?

MISCELLANEOUS: The book was so wide it did not really fit in my bag.

KEEP/SHARE/CRINGE(?): Back to the library
RATING: 5/10 [Meh.]

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