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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, June 23, 2007

V For Vendetta

Book #22 of my '07 reading list was V For Vendetta a graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. I picked this one up after being thrilled by Moore's Watchmen.

Having already enjoyed the movie adaptation of VfV, I found the novel to be pretty much more of the same (which isn't a bad thing). The book digs deeper into several characters and has different political themes, but in general the film is pretty faithful to the original story (some differences are detailed here). Given what I thought was a pretty good adaptation, I was surprised to learn that Moore distanced himself from the film, even to the point of requesting his name be removed from the credits (which now say 'Based on a Graphic Novel by David Lloyd'). Perhaps I'd feel differently if I had read the novel first?

Wikipedia entry
V for Vendetta Shrine
Alan Moore Fansite

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