Sunday, August 31, 2008
Despite my months' long avoidance of writing any "true" reviews here at this blog (due mostly to time/energy factors related to my day job), I did want to take the moment to make a brief observation about Alan Moore's classic 1986 graphic novel, Watchmen. While doubtless I could spend hundreds of words analyzing how Moore constructed his plot and even more on his dialogue and his characterizations, I would rather spend this time noting my own initial reaction to this book.
It was, for me at least, one of the more "existential" novels I have ever read and it's going to take days before I can process all of my reactions to it. Suffice to say, it was a rewarding read for me and one that leaves me even less confident than before that a credible movie can be made that will incorporate all of the wonderfully disparate elements in Moore's work. Not going into specifics here, as I have other things to do this holiday weekend, many of which have nothing at all to do with blogging. Ciao.