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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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really liked it
bookshelves: favorites, re-read-in-2011, read-multiple-times, read-in-2011, challenge-1010-by-2020, dead-tree-book
Read 2 times. Last read July 30, 2011 to October 10, 2011.

Pretty much brilliant.

That was the first review I wrote of Watchmen when I read it a few years back. I still feel that way, for all it is not my favorite of Alan Moore's works. A postmodern view of the 1980s that still feels relevant, this graphic novel is truly a literary work. Based on the concept of washed up superheroes, the book builds a sense of dread and questions the very concept of life and its worth. The discovery of a megalomonomaniacal figure pulling the strings of the world leaves a fair amount of uncertainty as to whether he is a hero or a villain. Ultimately, the question of whether or not the ending is good or bad remains. I have my own opinion. What is yours?
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
January 6, 2011 – Shelved
February 13, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
July 30, 2011 – Started Reading
July 30, 2011 – Shelved as: re-read-in-2011
July 30, 2011 –
page 68
15.6% "I've been meaning to re-read this for some time and Nick gave me a lovely copy for my birthday. It's taken me awhile to get to it, but it's worth it. xD"
August 5, 2011 –
page 134
30.73%
August 10, 2011 –
page 233
53.44%
August 15, 2011 –
page 267
61.24%
October 10, 2011 –
page 408
93.58%
October 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 21, 2011 – Shelved as: read-multiple-times
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: dead-tree-book

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