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"Alan Moore outdoes himself…. Extraordinary ... a poetic celebration of the powers of the imagination." – Kurt Loder, MTV

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 in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

November 21, 1982  |  296 pages
(Read from Aug 26, 2016 to Aug 28, 2016)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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This is one of those rare times where I think the movie was better than the book. The movie reduces the number of side characters and subplots which allows for a tighter plot and better focus on the theme. In the book, I sometimes lost track of who a character is and the artwork didn't always differentiate them enough. I still enjoyed the book though and it is, perhaps, even more relevant now than it was when it was written in the 80s.