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300 [Kindle Edition]

Frank Miller , Lynn Varley
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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The armies of Persia-a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known-are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format-each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single undivided page.

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"300" is a story of war and defiance as only Frank Miller can tell. Featuring the watercolor talents of painter Lynn Varley, "300" marks the first collaboration for these two creators since 1990's "Elektra Lives Again". The five-part series is collected into a beautiful, 88-page hardcover volume, with each two-page spread from the comic presented as it was originally intended - as a single undivided page, greatly enhancing the graphic and narrative power of this immortal tale of heroic sacrifice.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 112036 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Gph edition (13 May 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7H2MG6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,925 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Sparta! 27 Nov. 2006
This is one powerhouse of a graphic novel! Miller has taken the battle of Thermopylae and added his own unique take on this infamous event. Bodly drawn, superbly coloured and very graphic in its depiction of violence both on and off the battlefield, 300 needs to be read to be believed. This is a very brutal take on the battle and the novel itself takes no prisoners.Miller knows this and runs riot,adorning the book with superb creations such as Ephialtes,his depiction of the God like Xerxes and his own take on the vaunted Immortals. He also adds some further imagination to the tale by introducing some creatures of myth. Please don't construe this as a blow by blow historical account of the battle, it should not be treated this way. Miller is instead telling us of heroism, courage, steadfast devotion and the brutalities of battle,using a real historical event as his canvas for doing so. I cannot speak highy enough of this novel, and with a motion picture of the movie due out next year I predict many more will discover this fascinating tale where few fought against many.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RE: M. Bolton 23 Mar. 2007
By singh

I think the fact that you have not read the novel destroys all credibility of your opinion.

Frank Miller's work is about as far from 'Hollywoodised' as you can get in terms of graphic novels being made into films. Robert Rodriguez had to quit the Director's Guild in order to keep Sin City true to the novel.

Nothing was 'adapted', the story is biased to Miller's point of view, that is his right as the author. Nowhere is it claimed that it is completely historically accurate - there are historical readings recommended on the final page, but of course, you didn't even get past the first.

The art work is beautiful and some of the famous quotes are accurate according to Herodotus. All Miller has done is blur the line between fantasy and reality, which surely is the point of a graphic novel and a film - it is not a documentary, nor is it a historical account, it is a story. It may be biased, giving a distorted view of the truth after the fashion of western historians labelling other cultures as savages and barbarians, but this doesn't detract from the fact that it is well illustrated and well told.

It is necessary to remind yourself that this is a work of fantasy, though i believe Frank Miller does the Spartans a disservice in his portrayal of them, and especially of Leonidas (in reality it was because, not in spite of the oracle that he went to war). The portrayal of the Persians is fantastical, but fits in with Herodotus' legendary accounts of dog-headed men and monsters and is justified in that the story is told from the point of view of the Greeks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Honor's sake, read this! 14 July 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 500 REVIEWER
Though I'm a Frank Miller fan, back in 2006 I somehow hadn't heard of his book "300" so I went to see Zack Snyder's film first - and it completely blew me away. Maybe because I hadn't read Miller's book or seen anything about the film beforehand, but the film was shot in such a highly stylised way and the story was so utterly engrossing, that I couldn't get it out of my head and is probably one of my favourite films ever. Needless to say once I found out it was based on Miller's book I sought it out and devoured it in one sitting. Years later I sat down with it again one rainy Saturday morning and after re-reading it I decided to set down my thoughts to encourage anyone out there reading this review who hasn't read this book to go out and read it now.

The story is set in 480 BCE and is about King Leonidas of Sparta and 300 of his personal guard standing up to a massive Persian army many thousands strong led by the self-proclaimed god-king Xerxes. What looks like a massacre based on figures alone, changes when Leonidas chooses a narrow coastal passageway called the Hot Gates as the place he and his men will make their last stand. They will die but not without taking a fair chunk out of Xerxes' force, causing his army to stumble in their mission to dominate the civilised world, and inspire others to oppose and eventually defeat Xerxes.

The story is ripe for drama and Miller milks it for all its worth, setting up each of the five chapters perfectly so that not a single panel is wasted. The dialogue is so memorable a lot of it was lifted straight from the book into the film: "This is blasphemy! This is madness!" - "This is SPARTA!", "Spartan! Come back with your shield - or on it", "Spartans. Ready your breakfast and eat hearty - for tonight we dine in Hell!" and so on.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect 11 July 2001
By A. Ross TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This sounded like an awesome idea, Frank Miller's graphic genius takes on the tale of the battle at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., when 300 Spartans met the armies of Persia at a small pass and held them long enough for Greece to mobilize. Be warned however, that while Miller has retained the bare bones of the story, he's recast it in his standard good vs. evil method which oversimplifies both sides in the battle. Indeed, the battle is presented as the climax of the Grecian general's destiny rather than part of a long-running struggle. This is a story about the Spartans and the honor, glory, etc. and not a simple history-as-comic. The Persians are portrayed as exotic barbarians seeking to lay waste to advanced civilization and the rule of law. This is a very stylized vision of the Greco-Persian conflict, and Miller's Persians certainly don't bear any resemblance to the historical Persians. At times, the internal logic doesn't really hold up either, as when the Greek king violates the accepted "rules of war" and kills the initial Persian messengers and then go on to wax poetic about the primacy of law. While a bit problematic in that sense, Miller's visuals are awesome as usual--especially in this coffee-table book format. The panels are beautiful, brilliantly colored in dark tones and lots and lots of blood. It'd be neat to see Miller take a stab at some Persian mythology from the Shahnameh (Book of Kings).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The fantastic retelling of the 300 Spartans by Frank Millar
The fantastic retelling of the 300 Spartans by Frank Millar. A stunning graphic novel that was followed and faithfully reproduced for the screen in the Zac Snyder film
Published 2 months ago by Avril Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant thank you
Published 11 months ago by myname
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Stunning artwork, clever story delivery, excellent work.
Published 13 months ago by Richimaru
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Bought on a whim after seeing the film. It's not an adaptation of the film and has in places a great deal more depth. Read more
Published 14 months ago by M Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
I purchased this book for my husband as a gift. My husband loves the film 300. We normally watch it at least once a month. Read more
Published 18 months ago by dmcnabb
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Bloody and Brutal
An excellent and surprisingly historically acurate comic on the legend of the 300. No Spartan Fanatics Library is complete without it! Buy Now!
Published 19 months ago by Ian Robert Petts
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I saw the movie to prior to reading the novel and it was everything i'd hoped it would be. I would definitely recommend this, however my only peeve is that it was quite short and... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Luke Mcneilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the film
I'm making the comparisson because a lot of people will have come to the film first. Don't get me wrong, I like the film. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Simon Woods
1.0 out of 5 stars DRM madness - punishes purchasers
it is "compatible" with my tablet - but badly sized and so clumsy as to be useless.

it is "not compatible" with my 13"macbook air.

I've paid. Read more
Published 22 months ago by C&J
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The film was great, and the book is tops too. Love these type of books and the story. Big, bold pictures that are awesome.
Published 24 months ago by Joe
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