By Chance

February 04, 2009 at 8:00AM EST

Celebrated and revered as the best graphic novel of our time, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is a modern classic.


If you’ve been in outer space for the past couple of years, you might not know there’s a long-awaited movie adaptation premiering March 6. But don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that. Personally, I had never read Watchmen myself until recently. So, just in case I’m not the only one, I thought we’d all read it (or re-read it) together before the movie comes out. I’m going to be re-reading it, too, paying closer attention to the LGBT characters and issues raised in the book.

This time you have a whole month to buy or borrow the book and read it before the discussion starts in the Forum on Wednesday, March 4. That gives us a couple of days to discuss before the movie opens. Then we’ll be able to discuss the movie and its relationship to the source material. I just did a quick check on Amazon, and used copies start around $10.00, while a brand new copy goes for $11.99. If you want to go that route, just click on the Amazon link to the right to buy your copy! Most larger libraries should have it as well, though it’s probably a popular selection right now. Finally, our devoted Book Buddy Marc will be along for the ride this time, as well, to provide literary motivation and inspiration to us all.