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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Watchmen - Alan Moore (Illustration - Dave Gibbons)


I got this book at random will just to read something light and easy. Boy was I surprised at the outcome! Watchmen is on the list of Time's top 100 novels of all times and I was not disappointed.

Imagine a bunch of costumed super-heroes. One would immediately think of Spidey and Batty and the lot. What happens to them as they grow old though? What happens if Spidey and Batty got into a fight? Or if they just got bored of their job? Well Watchmen is a story of such super heroes and their lives outside of just being great and strong and all goody goody. It is about their weaknesses, vulnerabilities and their not so super heroic sides. The story is set in the 1980s about an impending World War III and how our super heroes save the day yet again..or do they actually? That is the question.

I simply loved the novel and just couldn't put it down. And the graphics! Rich graphics! It just enhances the reading experience so much. I must say that in some sense it limits your mind by already feeding it with images but its just a different experience altogether.  I am not sure if the subject as such is everybody's cup of tea, but just give it a shot.

Grab the book! The only question I have is where can I find more???  

2 comments:

Citizen_Stu said...

It's such a great comic book. I'd never read it until I saw the trailer for the movie. The movie was great but I was happy that I read the comic book first.

Ramana said...

I would recommend the early batman graphic novels.
Batman: year one,
The long halloween( A stupendous thriller)

PS: you dont really have to be a batman fan.

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