V for Vendetta

Alan Moore, David Llyod, Steve Whitaker, Siobhan Dodds

A friend of mine had an almost religious obsession with the movie, which led us both quite naturally to the book. However, it turned out to be one of those rare and almost unnatural times when the movie was quite honestly better than the book. The graphic novel, despite being closer to Moore's original anarchistic intentions, is an utter mess I could barely make head or tail of.

I know there is a wonderful story of freedom from totalitarianism and political intrigue in there, but the very frame it surrounds itself in is chaotic. I suspect someone more familiar with the political context Moore was writing in could tell me the strengths of this work, but I found it very difficult.

Still, I liked Moore's other writing well enough.

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