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October 24, 2005

Galleycat on Watchmen: Overrated?

imageRon at's "Galleycat" sums up the reaction to his assertion that 100 Best Novels List in Time entry Watchmen might be overrated. He also notes the number of Time Warner media writers who have covered the book in laudatory fashion, although he quotes the person who included Watchmen on the Time list saying he had no idea there was a new version of the book coming out when he started, and quotes Newsarama where the author of the recent Entertainment Weekly piece says the same thing.

The only weird part is when Lev Grossman says Watchmen was included on Time's list above other graphic novels because of its influence, which is odd in that few of the 99 prose books they included seem to embody that particular value.
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