What s this Unpopular opinion time Most of my friends and most of Goodreads love this book I did not I read for pleasure I don t care if reading makes me smart I don t care if reading makes me pretty I just want that escape into other worlds If I went to this world I would die from boredom I actually like the darker books so I thought this one would sweep me up into the fandom of it But, alas, it just made me sleep quite well last night. I didn t even know there was a movie made from it until someone mentioned it while I was reading it My hubby would probably like the movie so we may try that at some point But I ain t in no hurry Oh, and for the trolls that I m sure I will attract with this review Because everyone has their own opinion Go write yours on your own frigging review I can understand why this is considered a holy tome in the field of graphic novels The plot is complex, it s unique, and it s well drawn Also, it s got the Holy Grail of every geeky comic book fan s wetdreams lots of cool gadgets and stuff. I ain t knocking that Imagination abounds, and I am thoroughly impressed I love that comic books and graphic novels create their entire world but BUT then again every piece of art creates it s own world And ALL OF THOSE OTHER ARTS MAKE EMOTIONALLY ENGAGING STORIES I get frustrated because my graphic novel friends keep foisting these things on me They love me, they see me as very imaginative and very supportive of their creativity, but they cannot seem to get why I go cold at graphic novels. This one was thrust upon me, because I was affected by th 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 AssassinOne 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 Ö read ✓ Watchmen by Alan Moore Ò Returns And The Sandman Series Morality is a fickle bitch This is, simply put, iconic When any one mentions comics graphic novels the first thought that enters is an image of the Watchmen I think there is a strong reason for it It made me question morality on a scale rarely seen in fiction Indeed, when considering the characters it is incredibly hard to consider any of them truly good or truly bad They are simply people who are convinced that they are right Take Rorschach, he follows the law to the very letter, but never stops to consider, for a single moment, that there are actually problems with the law yes, he is violent, but his unique form of vigilante justice is an embodiment of the law s order He works outside the law to bring the law in a So I ve been super busy trying to figure out my life now that I ve graduated and it s terrible and I ve literally read nothing in weeks but I actually ended up taking a day to read this because someone lent it to me My boyfriend was saying that it was ridiculous that I hadn t read this yet and insisted I finish and even though now I m like behind on this online class that I ve been taking it was totally worth it Usually I write like some kind of synopsis but not sure how to go about that here I would rather just say how I felt and babble about how good this ended up being so instead of like trying to summarize I m just going to go through it which for anyone who tries to avoid spoilers means you should pr I realize that what I m about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy, but I think that 1 Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2 this graphic novel is overblown, pretentious and most unforgivable of all, boring. To be fair, I m somewhat of a snob when it comes to my reading habits First and foremost, I want to be entertained If the story happens to be deep, thought provoking or groundbreaking as well, that s icing on the cake And the bottom line is that this book simply did not entertain me It was too busy trying to be Deep and Meaningful and Teach Us A Lesson to actually do anything as lowbrow as make compelling characters the reader can identify with and have them do interesting and entertaining things. While I love characters who are sucky human beings in small doses, stories where ↠´ Watchmen ☆ Not a fan of the graphic novel but this epic actually moved me It tells of the human drama, the DNA that is passed down generations, the hopelessness of modernity, and which side we ll choose when the apocalypse is neigh It is pessimistic, dark, sometimes silly as a staple of the genre it wouldn t be a success if it wasn t SOMEhow ridiculous The Incredibles Best Pixar Picture Ever touched upon many of the themes presented here, mainly about the humanity of Superheroes Can a rapist actually save lives Can the past be altogether discarded so that one can live a normal life whether its superhero or human This menagerie of misfits Nite Owl, Dr Manhattan, the Comedian, Ozymindas, Silk Spectre live breathe, that is a FACT Also, the match cuts are cinematic in a work that is, ironically, dubb Hmm, what to say I read this AFTER I saw the movie, which was sacrilege according to some fellow geeks on Twitter, but my definition of Geek is someone who doesn t do what people PRESSURE them to do P They love what they love So anyhoo I read this and I can summarize this way The Movie did a great summary of the plot while formulating a story that missed the subtext of the graphic novel entirely I enjoyed both, but after reading the graphic novel, it s almost sad how the impression you take away from the movie is nothing of what Alan Moore was trying to say about the world, society or these characters So interesting.
I didn t read this until last year I saw the film about six months later I m a new convert still radiant with that just converted glow Along with the Sandman graphic novels this is my favourite work in the medium Zenith and Preacher get honourable mentions Watchmen wins over all of the other candidates in ambition This is a work of vast ambition It doesn t deliver on every level, it isn t perfect, but it contains so much that succeeds, and comes so close to fulfilling its promises that it would be churlish to mention any failings. Alan Moore is a great writer He s not a great writer for comics, he s a great writer period, who happens to have made the graphic novel his medium Watchmen is at times literary, funny, erudite, tragic, exciting, intriguing it s written for intelligent grown up readers This is a deconstruction of the superh A 88% Extraordinary NotesContinually drawn in by its brilliance, it s a comic tour de force, with meaty dialogue and a complex, layered storyline.
About The Author
Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs workings one off performance art spoken word pieces with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.As a comics writer, Moor