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Buzz Book Club: Watchmen, Section Three

Hello, Buzz Book Club readers. I hope you're still enjoying Watchmen so far. This section brought us some otherworldly adventures and some good old-fashioned butt-kicking. Let's chat about it after the jump.

But first, a reminder of how the book club works: Every week I'll suggest chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, will go up every Friday in February). In these weekly Book Club posts, I'll posit a few questions to prompt discussion in the comments section.

Of course, you are always welcome to read beyond the weekly chapters, but please don't spoil anything in the comments! After the jump you'll find some questions that struck me as I read this section.

The next section: Read from the start of chapter 10 through the end! We'll talk about the conclusion of Watchmen on Friday, Feb. 27.

To discuss the third section of Watchmen, in which we read from the start of chapter seven through the end of chapter nine,


  1. This section got me thinking about what kind of person would choose to become a masked adventurer. It seems like Dan is completely different as Nite Owl and as regular old Dan. What do you think would attract someone to that kind of double life?
  2. Speaking of Dan, what do you make of his relationship with Laurie? Their dialogue strikes me as almost hilariously old-fashioned — I kept waiting for Laurie to say something like, "Dan, take me away from all of this!" and fling a hand across her forehead.
  3. Of course, it's Dr. Manhattan who actually does take Laurie away. How does this section make you feel about him? Are you sold on the idea that everything is predestined and he can't change it?
  4. We're getting to know more and more about our most central female character, Laurie. What do you think of her, overall, as a character? Do you wish there were more women in the Watchmen?
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