Monday, August 04, 2008
Watchmen Book Club: Introduction
All right, y'all, I trust you've procured your copies of Watchmen and are ready to get clubbin'. The first discussion post, for Chapter 1, "At Midnight, All the Agents...", will go up in three days, Thursday, August 7.
One thing I should mention is that while I've read the book before, and my guess is a lot of you have as well, not everybody has (...right?). So we're going to be proceeding in a spoiler-free discussion. Only talk about the action that's gone on in the chapters we've read, and no winky-winky "speculation" if you know what's gonna happen.
To start us off in a conversational fashion, here's a couple questions to bat around in the comments:
-- Have you read Watchmen before, and if so, when?
-- Are you a comics reader and/or superhero aficionado? Were you ever?
-- What the frig is up with Alan Moore looking all Unabomber Manson in the author photo? Am I the only one who thought that was a joke?