maandag 29 april 2013

50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 16: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Title: V for Vendetta
Author: Alan Moore
Story: Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy: a world of the not-too-distant future, in which freedom was not lost, but surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime that rose to power by exploiting people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses. This is the setting for the parable of Evey, a young woman who is saved from death by a masked vigilante calling himself only V. Beguiling and dangerous, V ignites the fuse of revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and seizes the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to wake up and shed the blanket of tyranny and oppression in which they have permitted themselves to be cloaked. While those in power take steps to neutralise the threat, the police pursue the mystery of V, unaware of the terrible truth that awaits them at the end of the trail. It is Evey, however, who, with V as her untrustworthy guide, sets out on the most painful path of all: a journey of deception, and self-discovery, deconstruction and re-creation, vindication and vengeance.
Start: april 21st 2013
End: april 29th 2013
Comment: I saved this book for last. i already read "Watchmen" by Alan Moore this month, which wasn't as good as most people said it would be. I expected a lot from "V for Vendetta " as well. The graphics are different. It's darker and more dramatic and I like it that way. It fits the story perfectly. it spoke more to me then the graphics in "Watchmen". V is one of the most awesome characters ever. I love how he talks, his choice of words. Fantastic. My favorite line: “Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.” But with his fine vocabulairy, it isn't the easies graphic novel to read. I loved the story of V and Evey, loved reading about the two of them. I also liked the shadow gallery. great ending to this reading month.
Rating: 4,5/ 5

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