This was a great telling of the novelization of V for Vendetta, though I think, being a reader of books that get made into movies, I expected a bit more from the novelization. Usually I get a greater depth of story from the novel than from the movie, but I found this book to be virtually identical to the movie. It was well told, and in the end I should have expected a graphic novel to more closely resemble another visual representation - the film - than a traditional novel. It made for great mental images! And it cleared up some of the more mysterious aspects of the movie that were made clearer in the novelization.
Though this was a comic book first, then a screen play, then a book, it was not even a little flat.
It was very thoughtfully done, raising many issues of the day and the eternal social issues we need to watch out for. Just shows that comic books CAN really be literature.
History enthusiast with military and legal background.
Without question. I am someone who believes that authority deserves no deference and should be challenged at every turn. This book definitely makes you think about authority gone wrong, and shows you how easy it is to find yourself in such a situation.
On a less political note, the author does a masterful job of teasing you with a thought, and making you work and wait for the answer!
I have to say, finding out why he is called "V" was the best part.
Love Simon Vance. He is up there with George Guidall.
Although it isn't right to call him the antagonist, the Police Detective is my favorite character. I love how the relationship between he and V develops and matures.
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.
This story spoke to my soul. In this time of governments lying to their people about everything possible, this story gives hope to the common man. While it is still fiction and a illustrated novel (comic book)story at that, it is still a great story. If you didn't see the movie, then the book is a great way to get the total experience. While the movie is also excellent, the book does have a little more than the movie.
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.
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.
I got this thinking it was based on the original comic by Alan Moore, but actually it's based on the graphic novel based on the movie, and bears little resemblence to the comic. My fault for not reading the description clearly enough! Still, I got it on special for $5 so I really can't complain. The narrator does a good job, and the story's okay.
I don't write book reports.
The audiobook for "V for Vendetta" is base on the graphic novel and screenplay. Very impressive that the audio production is just as good as the movie. More impressing that they got the illustrations translated so well into words. If you have seen the movie and read the comic book, you have to listen to the audio.