V For Vendetta, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Brenda gave me the idea to do this book when she accidentally read the graphic novel version of a novel we read, "Ender's Game." V For Vendetta is written as a graphic novel and is intended for adults. I was given this book to read by a friend my freshman year at college. Never having read comic books, I was not expecting much and was completely surprised at how strong the story was, the depth of character development, and the whole idea of the book. It is a great story. For those that watched the movie, the book is quite a bit different and is definitely worth reading on its own. In one of the writer's introductions, he describes it as a book with few "cheeky, cheery characters," and "for people who don't switch off the news."

From the offical novel website: "A seminal graphic novel that defined sophisticated storytelling, Alan Moore's best-selling V FOR VENDETTA is a terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance, superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd. The graphic novel that inspired the hit movie V FOR VENDETTA is a powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality. Set in a futuristic totalitarian England, a country without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil."

Be sure you are reading the graphic novel and not the novel of the movie. There should be pictures! I have posted a copy of the correct cover picture. If it does not begin with the Voice of Fate declaring it is the fifth of the eleventh, nineteen-ninety-seven in the first frame, you have the wrong book.

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  • David G.

    Great book!!

    December 10, 2012

  • Christine M.

    Thanks Greg, I am trying to keep up with the books, even though I am having a bit of trouble making to the Monday night groups. I am going
    to do my best to attend Dec 's. I have started V, and it has me hooked. Thanks again for the answer. Oh, I want to attend the showing of the film, in Jan.

    November 18, 2012

  • Christine M.

    Hi, I downloaded V for Vendetta, for my Kindle. Do I have the correct one? It is in comic book form? Just want to make sure. I am starting it today. Thanks

    November 18, 2012

    • Greg C.

      Yes you got the right one

      November 18, 2012

  • Heather H.

    I am new to book clubs and this is the first one I can attended, do I have to have the book started on th is date or do we start it that night? Any help on this so would be great.

    September 20, 2012

    • Greg C.

      Hi Heather, we read the book before the meeting and then discuss it at the meeting. BTW, we try to do a mix of different types of books and try to read some that we would not otherwise read. This one in particular is not a typical book club book. I hope you enjoy it, but if you do not, future books will be different from this one. Welcome to the group.

      September 20, 2012

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