V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Writer) & David Lloyd (Illustrator)

2227486

Vertigo (paperback), 1982

296 Pages

Alan Moore Wikipedia

This book is part of my Popsugar Reading Challenge 2015.  

The category for this book is ‘a book set in the future’.

BLURB FROM THE COVER

A new trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie!

A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.

In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

This new trade paperback edition features the improved production values and colouring from the 2005 hardcover.

EXTRACT

Good evening London, its nine o’clock and this is the voice of fate broadcasting on 275 and 285 in the medium wave.

REVIEW 

This is my first time reading anything by Alan Moore. It’s also my first time reading a full-length graphic novel. I’ve seen and loved the movie.

I really enjoyed V For Vendetta. I didn’t love it though and I enjoyed the movie so much I expected the graphic novel to be great. V For Vendetta is split into three books which were originally published separately. The first book is brilliant, the second one dips a bit and the third book is in between good and great. I wanted to give this graphic novel five stars and based solely on the first book I would. However, the other two books are never quite as good as the opening section and my enjoyment dipped  a little. I was pleasantly surprised to discover reading a graphic novel isn’t much different from reading a ‘normal’ one. I loved the creepy fascist world Moore and Lloyd create. V and Evey’s world is very creepy and frighteningly realistic. I had chills. V For Vendetta was very good and I might start to read graphic novels regularly.

RATING

4 STAR RATING

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