If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, then just imagine a story that's equal parts Orwell's 1984 and Batman (the movie, not the television series). It is deep enough to be thought-provoking, while corney enough to be entertaining.
If you've seen the movie, you'll notice the how well the narration follows the screen play almost to a tee. But you do get a lot more insight to the story. It's now hard to watch the movie; it seems to go by so fast. Highly recommend you getting this. If you loved the movie, you'll love this!
To be honest, I had seen the film this novelization was based on, and bought it based on that positive experience. The story so not what I expected; not that I remember what that was. I was spellbound by the film. And decidely to appreciate the whole story a bit more slowly. Without the visuals. And the story holds up. The narration works with the tone of the story. And I have listened to it several times since my first purchase. Perhaps not the greatest of literary works, but a rememberable experience nonetheless...
If you think you're going to get more insight into the movie from reading this book, you're wrong. This book is nearly identical to the movie. The movie, in my opinion, is better.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
I thought it was funny that one reviewer thought this dark vision of a police state in which the freedom of truth and beauty are forbidden was a liberal attack on the Bush administration. How'd he get that idea I wonder?
I didn't see the film so I can't make a comparison there but I did find this futuristic tale compeling - largely because of its hero who is everything a hero should be and completely fills that part of you that craves a heroic presence in life. The heroine is far more problematic but ultimately moving nonetheless.
The book was okay overall. Nothing for me to get excited about and it didn't keep me wanting to listen everyday. It seemed to drag on in places without direction, but had it's exciting points as well.
I usually am more into true crime, military type non-fiction and use these types of fictional books for my "dessert" so to speak. So if you like this kind of book... No offense, it just wasn't for me.
No reason other than I didn't think I would pick up anything new a second time.
This is a novelization of the screenplay of the graphic novel/comic books. It follows very closely with the movie. It was done well, though.
If ever there was a great a novelization of a film based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore could be described as great and a hidden gem, it is this one. For V for Vendetta is not a dystopian piece of fiction, but rather it touches the surface of being one of the best political thrillers with all the theatrics of a shakespearean tragedy, one not be overlooked because of its cover or actual film