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300 by Frank Miller
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Mar 14, 09

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in March, 2009

I read the book long after watching the movie and was delighted to find that the two were practically one in the same (however, you could read the book in less time than it takes to watch the movie).
Historians often balk at the story for historical inaccuracies. I agree that the Persians were overly vilified, but,hey, it is a fictional account of a historical battle. While most credit for staving Persian advances in the book is given to the Spartans, more of the credit should have actually gone to the Athenians whom destroyed Persian fleets in the Aegean, but again this is a fictionalized account.
The book is often put into the modern context of the war on terror. I don't see the correlation, other than the antagonists being geographically mid-Eastern. The Persians weren't and still aren't Arab and the United States is hardly Greek.
A beautifully drawn book and a delightful short read.
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