For July’s session (Thursday 7th, 6pm), we will be discussing the graphic novel behemoth that is ‘WATCHMEN’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons:
“In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect. ”
Watchmen begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy.
In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created Watchmen, changing the course of comic history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, Watchmen’s sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism.”
If you have any other suggestions for the reading list then please let me know and we’ll try our best to accommodate.
So far we have the following for consideration:
- Ghost World
- 20th century Boys
- Fight Club
- Swamp Thing
- Diary of a Teenage Girl
- Hip Hop Family Tree
- Pride of Baghdad
- The Bad Doctor
- Y: The Last Man
The reading group takes place on the first Thursday evening of every month.
See you there! Bring snacks!
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