I forgot to blog this at the time (x 1,342,089) but, during the Christmas holidays, I re-read Watchmen for the first time probably since I was in school or college around 1990/1. I genuinely loved it at the time, so much so that when I was the UK & Ireland correspondent for Ain’t It Cool News for a while about 13 or 14 years ago, I took the name Ozymandias.
I’m glad I reread it and I’m glad I was right first time round.
It is as legendary, complex, poetic, angry, dark, visionary and breathtaking as I remember it being. That, of course, means I am now even more anxious about the upcoming movie version, though every time I see it on the cinema now the shivers keep rushing up my spine…