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sure, I'll watch your Watchmen
by BugEyeMidnight on August 21, 2009I’m sort of a low to mid-level geek. I love science fiction but I’ve never played an RPG or been to a comic book convention. I grew up reading a comic series and it was my one and only for a while, but I’ve always been interested in this genre and I’ve been delving into it more lately.
I have to say all that because to some people this is a holy book, so if you’re not madly in love with it you need to tread softly and explain yourself.
I like “Watchmen.” It’s a very good book. I may have even loved it while I was reading it, but I have only read it once; it hasn’t made it onto my “again and again” list. I keep trying to describe it and I come up with words like “heavy,” “meaty,” and “dark.” They call it a graphic novel for a reason: it’s a grown-up person’s book presented with pictures. The themes are dark. The heroes are mostly human, with all of the vices, short-comings, and problems that implies.
It isn’t an uplifting or particularly moving tale, but it’s not exactly depressing either. I don’t quite know what to say about it. It’s not clear what Moore wanted me to take away after reading his work, which is part of why it’s compelling, I guess. The plot wraps up neatly but you’re left puzzling over what to do about it. It’s a good sort of thing if you like that sort of thing - which I do, I just don’t love it. Maybe it’s because I didn’t fall in love with any of the characters. It didn't change my life, but it was a nice way to spend some time.
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