Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Reading a graphic novel just for the movie.- The Watchmen

The Watchmen

The Watchmen movie is coming out in March next year so when I saw this on the shelf in LA this past weekend I had to pick it up. I finished it yesterday and it definitely deserves all of the accolades it has gotten. I am very much looking forward to the movie.

Without revealing anything about the plot I can tell you that the story is very rich. It provides details on all the major characters in a way that I have not seen done in many novels. I also found the story stimulating on political, social, and emotional levels.

If I could sum up the novel in 1 sentence I would say,

"It humanizes superheroes"

I fully recommend it to the comic book reader and the non comicbook reader alike.

Brian Darnell

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