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Contemporary art curator. Student. Book addict. Art lover. Geek. Dreamer. Curious about everything. Check out my website http://thecuriouscurator.com/

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Ken Baumann
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Mathieu Triclot

Watchmen

Watchmen - Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, Alan Moore

I was looking forward to reading this book. I had heard and read about it, and even watched the movie adaptation (which, in my opinion, is not as good as the book itself) before reading it. I wasn't disappointed. While this book probably must have had a much greater impact at the time the comic first appeared (due to the political and economic climate) it's still a wonderful read today. To top that off, it's presented in a very original way, as far as comics go.

 

I won't go deep into the plot here, to avoid spoilers. The atmosphere is dark, almost depressing, mostly detached. The most interesting thing for me was the psychological and philosophical studies of the characters' motives. The side stories, newspaper clippings and excerpts, and even the "comic within the comic" added interest to an already intricate story. I found myself fascinated by Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach. Not your usual comic book heroes, that's for sure.

 

All in all, an excellent read.