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Review: The Watchmen

The Watchmen
By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbens
Published in 1986 by DC Comics
Purchased for book club

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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!

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April Rewind

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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!

I, also, wrote several Why I Love to Read posts. I really love writing these! The posts are so much fun!

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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!

March Rewind

March
It’s been another busy month at Kinx’s Book Nook. Another wonderful and crazy month. First, I was chosen as the blogger of the month at Oklahoma Women Bloggers. I wrote several posts about spring cleaning, book review, why I love to read and why I started blogging. Clink here for my posts.
This month I wrote six book reviews; ranging from ok to great. Here’s my list:
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (Book Club)
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
The Bruges Tapestry by P.A. Staes
Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke
Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni
I only read one book that I really didn’t like (The Missing File) which I haven’t reviewed yet.
My favorite book that I read and reviewed had to be Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni. It is such a great sequel to Angelology. You really need to check it out.
I also had some really good giveaways. I participated in the Spring Cleaning Hop and gave a way a big box of books. Congrats to Leslie for winning! I still have two giveaways that are still active: Animal Boogie and The Bruges Tapestry.
The last big thing is that I started Barefoot Saturdays. I recently decided to become a Barefoot Ambassador and sell/promote children’s books. Every Saturday I will be spotlighting a great book from Barefoot. So far, I’ve talked about Animal Boogie and You and Me. Both outstanding books!
Last but not least, I received my first draft of my new website. Hopefully, in the next month I will be switching from Blogger to a self-hosted site. I’m a little nervous but excited too.
Well, that’s my month in a nutshell!

 

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