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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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it was amazing
bookshelves: dc

This is indeed a brilliant book. But, is it a good book?

While anyone who rates this at one star will get no argument from me, I think it is a good book. It is an insightful history of superhero comics, and an interesting deconstruction of the genre. It is meticulously written, and precisely planned. It makes me think, and I get something different from it every time I read it.

I do not believe it is the final word in superhero comics as some would suggest. In fact, I suppose one of my biggest problem with Watchmen is it's legacy, and the degree to which comics would change in a post Watchmen world.

I've heard many people say "it's a comic book for people who don't read/like comic books. I could not disagree with that more. If you do not read/like comics I would suggest anything written by Carl Barks.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
March 6, 2013 – Shelved
January 8, 2023 – Shelved as: dc

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