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.