By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbens
Published in 1986 by DC Comics
Purchased for book club
This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.
One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman series.
I know this is supposed to a classic in the graphic novel/comics world. But I don’t get it. At times, I found it hard to follow. The stories were a bit disconnected and hard to determine how they fit in the overall story.
There are several aspects of the book that I really liked. I thought the characters were great. The masked adventurers are an interesting lot; so flawed and borderline insane. Some of them deal with a god-complex. Too much power is not a good thing.
The setting of the Watchmen is during the Cold War with Richard Nixon as president. I couldn’t imagine a world where he was still president. Very creepy.
I really enjoy the graphic novel genre. But this book is a too disconnected and creepy for me to really enjoy. However, my husband, who isn’t a big reader, picked it and is really likes it. Now that is a good thing!
It’s been another great month at Kinx’s Book Nook! I can’t believe April has passed and we’re heading into May. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.
This month I read and reviewed seven books. Wow, that’s a lot for me!
- All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
- Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
- The Future Mrs. Darcy by Maria Grace
- Darcy’s Decision by Maria Grace
- While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
- Seduction by M.J. Rose
I, also, wrote several Why I Love to Read posts. I really love writing these! The posts are so much fun!
And last, but not least, I participated in my very first World Book Night. I gave out twenty copies of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It was such a great experience. My girls helped out as well and had a wonderful time. I really can’t wait to do it again next year!