September 3, 2012
I am going to be honest, this is the first time I have ever read, or even picked up for that matter, a comic book. So I really did not know what to expect. I did not feel like I would be interested in this book at all, considering I have never really been into the fantasy world kind of things, plus the fact that I have never been into reading to begin with. I have seen the batman and avengers movies just like everybody else has, but I was never really able to dive into the comic book scene as a child, so I did not feel that I would enjoy reading this book at all. But man was I wrong. The action and anticipation of what would happen next came on every single page. I was hooked right from the beginning. It took me a couple chapters to figure out who every character was and what their purpose to the novel was, but by the end of the book it all made sense. Turns out someone who you thought was a good guy, Adrian Veidt, was actually the bad guy in the book was a great way to go about things for the authors.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is this one.
“So many questions. Never mind. Answers soon. Nothing is insoluble. Nothing is hopeless. Not while there's life. In the cemetery, all the white crosses stood in rows, neat chalk marks on a giant scoreboard. Paid last respects quietly, without fuss. Edward Morgan Blake. Born in 1924. Forty-five years a comedian. Died 1985, buried in the rain. Is that what happens to us? A life of conflict with no time for friends...so that when it's done, only our enemies leave roses. Violent lives, ending violently. Dollar Bill , The Silhouette, Captain Metropolis...we never die in bed. Not allowed. Something in our personalities, perhaps? Some animal urge to fight and struggle, making us what we are? Unimportant. We do what we have to do. Blake understood. Treated it like a joke, but he understood. He saw the cracks in society, saw the little men in masks trying to...