Who's watching me watch the watchmen?

Posted by Phantom Mongoose Fri, 15 Feb 2008 02:00:00 GMT

I have a dirty little secret I feel like confessing.

I have never finished reading Watchmen.

Starting in high school, every few years someone or another raves about Watchmen. “Dude, you gotta read this!”

I have tried on multiple occasions. I even own a copy now. Never have I been able to finish it. I get bored right around the middle. Then much later on I try to read it again, starting from the beginning because I can’t remember how it started. Rinse and repeat.

Oh and Frank Miller? Can’t get into him either. Sin City, meet Snoreville.

There I said it. Have I ruined my geek credentials? Shall I turn in my pocket protector?


I just realized I’ve never finished reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy either. Once again about halfway through—right around mid second book I lose interest and stop. Don’t think I’ve ever cracked open the last book.

I’ve read the Hitchhiker’s Guide a brazillion times, that’s got to count for something, doesn’t it?