Over at The Imaginative Conservative, I had a chance to write about one of the greatest novels of the past 100 years, The Watchmen. I realize this isn’t music related, but it is certainly prog! If you’re so interested, please check it out.
Quotes from everything in western culture from the Old Testament to William Blake to Bob Dylan litter the book, each more relevant than the last. And, the two creators of The Watchmen give not only an extensive background to their alternative 1985 but to the insights of the characters themselves. Indeed, the development of the characters in The Watchmen is as good if not far better than any modern novel by the John Updikes or the John Irvings of the world.
To read the whole piece, please go here: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/08/high-cost-virtue-watchmen-bradley-birzer.html