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V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
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Jun 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: futuristic, graphic-novel
Read in April, 2012

Sometimes I think modern works like this, which to me are about privacy, civil liberties, corruption, freedom, and so forth are unimportant, because everyone knows about those things already. Other times I think they are they most important works of all, because so many people have clearly forgotten about all of those things, and so it's good to have someone raise them publicly.

As you've probably gathered, I'm a fan of this one. A note: Alan Moore hates the film adaptation. He hates adaptations of all of his works, so this is unsurprising. Personally I think the film does a fine job of capturing most of what the comic has to offer. It's missing a bit, so if you enjoyed the film and want to dig a little deeper, go ahead and pick up a copy. I rarely read graphic novels, for several reasons, not least of which is that the writing is so often garbage. Moore is one of the few who transcends the rest of the genre, and I think V For Vendetta is worth reading for that as well as for its treatment of the ideas it explores.

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