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Watchmen - Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, Alan Moore

I can appreciate that this novel is one of the best of its genre, but I knew I wouldn't like it.  I only read it for my literary exploration reading challenge, and I was pretty sure that I wouldn't like graphic novels.  I have never been a fan of comic books, and this novel does not change that despite the adult (and rather depressing) content.  It was sometimes hard to follow with a few overlapping stories.  I did enjoy the fact that the costumed crusaders, if you will, are not superheroes in the traditional sense.  None of them actually have superpowers except Dr. Manhattan.  And he's no longer actually human, so he doesn't really count.  All of the others are just regular people who decided to act as vigilantes and donned costumes to do so.  I was never a fan of Spiderman or Superman, so I liked the regular people aspect.  Basically I am seriously happy to be done with this book and that's why I read it now to get it out of the way.  Good decision for me.


I don't have any idea if the movie version of Watchmen is anything like the book, but I won't watch it and find out.  Alan Moore doesn't like the movie versions of any of his books, and I'll trust his judgment on that.