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Watchmen (Watchmen Complete)
Watchmen è considerato dalla critica e dai lettori di tutto il mondo un capolavoro del fumetto contemporaneo. Attraverso il mito del supereroe, e raccontando un'avventura di altissima intensità emotiva, questo romanzo a fumetti esplora i grandi temi dell'umanità: la giustizia, la pace, il senso dell'esistenza. E lo fa riuscendo a incantare pagina dopo pagina, vignetta dopo...more
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The entire work is an exploration of the history and purpose of the superhero genre: how readers connect to i ...more
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 E ...more
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 th ...more
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 i ...more
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 tak ...more
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 ...more
Still continues to be one of my all time favorites. I can always see it timely not just with the story but with the graphic art as well.
I love my special edition.
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Alrighty, I don't even know how to go about doing justice on this piece of work. For everyone's information, I'm a total noob when it comes to comics. I never read anything until 2010 after I watched The Walking Dead and found out that it was adapted from a comic. I read every single volume in a matter of days and fell in love.
Just remember that I enjoy dark, psychological, and unhappy comics. That's the way I am. If you don't like those type of novels, then don't pick this one up. I think tha ...more
The poster is in an alleyway. It is fil ...more
Watchmen - many people know the idea behind the title 'Who will watch the Watchmen' - but not everyone has read this acclaimed novel. As the title suggests it is a graphic novel that deals with the idea of who exists to watch the superheroes if they go out of control. And really, part of my problem with reading this ...more
I'm seriously tempted to give spoilers here, as the book was utterly mind-blowing (GAH! Rorschach! GAH!), and there were some serious twists in the book that, while I can't say I didn't see them coming, still really affected me strongly.
This is not a comic book for those who want their superheroes infallible icons of Americana. This is a graphic nov ...more
He has created a world where superheroes are not typical superheroes like super-man, spider-man et al. Here he has created superheroes who are in deep complex psychological crisis or are going through one and they are not perfect who always save the day in the end.
Let me start by saying that I though the movie did this book justice, especially visually. But reading this graphic novel just added an entire new layer to the story, making it even deeper and more complex than I thought it was. The characters ...more
Buddy read with: Argona (the awesome).
Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985...more
Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.
The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown.
The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"
Now, admittedly, I'm damn near blind when it comes to seeing symbolism. One should never rely on me to be the one to catch symbolism references to things in books or movie or anything, unless it sid ...more
Some reasons I loved Watchmen:
The alternative history approach; America won the Vietnam war, Nixon is still president, but the hysteria caused by the possibility of nucle ...more
In its obvious attempt to destroy archetypes and upset expectations, it seems heavy-handed, and though this is very likely informed by how inured we've become to this strategy, it still feels that way an ...more
My main problems with it are simply subjective. Moore can't write well, in my opinion, and nowhere is his dull and poor prose more apparent than in this book. I fell asleep reading this and cannot understand what people see in this. None of them besides the blue guy have superpowers so it's basically a group of guys who like a punch up and dress up in rubbish outfits. One bloke ...more
Bookfriends, it is the one-year anniversary of Jugs & Capes! And so naturally we read the behemoth of behemoths. That's right: Watchmen. Probably the most famous graphic novel of all time, if not altogether one of the most famous books of all time. It’s such a hard book to even talk about, let alone review—I feel like everything I could say must have already been said, louder and smarter, over and over.
Oh but whatever, when has that stoppe ...more
I was torn about how many stars to give it. On the one hand, I think it's a breathtaking, fascinating accomplishment. On the other hand, I find it really grim and depressing.
I went with five stars because, technically, five stars means "it was amazing." And it was that.
But I don't think I'll reread it for at least another 15 years.
Holy crap, what the hell do I say about the most honored of graphic novels?!
A) It's long.
B) It's pretentious.
C) It's insightful.
D) I thought it would never end.
E) All of the above.
I don't regret reading (thank you, Coworker, for lending this to me!!!), but dayum, thought it would NEVER END and get to the point!!
And oddly enough, Rorschach.
Watchmen is brilliant. It's a deconstruction of superheroes. It does a good job with visuals and tying motifs together. It takes a strange and interesting turn as it goes from banned costume heroes to a big conspiracy. The characters are fascinating and rather complex. There's the fascinatingly deranged Rorschach who continues to fight crime even after costumed heroes are outlawed. There's the assh ...more
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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 Egypt ...more
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Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else.
Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.
Does that answer your Questions, Doctor?”