Book Reviews of Pride of Baghdad

Pride of Baghdad
Pride of Baghdad
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon
ISBN-13: 9781401203146
ISBN-10: 1401203140
Publication Date: 9/13/2006
Pages: 136
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Vertigo
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This graphic novel is a creative retelling of actual events that occurred in Baghdad in 2003. After American bombs strike the zoo leaving the animals free, this story follows the zoo's pride of lions as they navigate the city in their newfound freedom. The story is allegorical, representing the liberation of the Iraqi people by the invading American forces. As previous reviewers have said, Vaughan's story was gripping and inspired a lot of consideration, but Henrichon's art must also be praised... it's fantastic, managing at times to be both gritty and ethereal. This is a good pick, even if graphic novels aren't usually your thing (as they aren't usually mine).
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Artwork was beautiful and the story was compelling and heartbreaking.
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Beautiful story. But then, I can't help but recommend just about anything I've read by Vaughn...
reviewed Pride of Baghdad on + 21 more book reviews
This graphic novel is a creative retelling of actual events that occurred in Baghdad in 2003. After American bombs strike the zoo leaving the animals free, this story follows the zoo's pride of lions as they navigate the city in their newfound freedom. The story is allegorical, representing the liberation of the Iraqi people by the invading American forces. As previous reviewers have said, Vaughan's story was gripping and inspired a lot of consideration, but Henrichon's art must also be praised... it's fantastic, managing at times to be both gritty and ethereal. This is a good pick, even if graphic novels aren't usually your thing (as they aren't usually mine).
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very good story