Review: V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd


V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Paperback, 286 pages

Published April 1st 1995 by Vertigo

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. – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was definitely interesting. The movie, V For Vendetta is based on this graphic novel and the art in this was interesting, especially the special article that was posting in the end of the book about the interview that Alan Moore did when the story was still in progress. Those pictures are amazing. If you have seen the movie and liked it I would definitely recommend that you read it because in the book, you find out a little more about V and his background as well as about Evey. I love the plot of this.

Some favorite lines that I could find:

  • page 14 – “Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gun-powder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun-powder treason… Should ever be forgot”
  • page 41 – “Her name is ANARCHY and she has taught me more as a mistress than you EVER did! SHE has taught me that Justice is meaningless without freedom. She is HONEST . She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike YOU, Jezebel.”
  • page 177 – “To pick a flower is not a large thing. It is easy as it irrevocable. understand what is being offered here, and do as thou wilt.”

Overall: 4.5 out of 5




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