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5.0 out of 5 stars Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
Written in the early 1980s, V for Vendetta tells of an England in the then near future of 1997-8. A limited nuclear exchange devastates much of the world while England is directly unaffected. However, the enormous economic and political ramifications of the conflict hurl the nation into anarchy. Out of the ashes arises the fascist Norsefire regime. Sure they restore...
Published on April 4 2004 by Church of The Flaming Sword

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3.0 out of 5 stars medcore
story is great all though this novel should have stayed in black and white as the colour blurs out the text makeing
this a straining and hard to read noval but all togeather great story witch makes ups for the blurry text
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici., April 4 2004
This review is from: V for Vendetta (Paperback)
Written in the early 1980s, V for Vendetta tells of an England in the then near future of 1997-8. A limited nuclear exchange devastates much of the world while England is directly unaffected. However, the enormous economic and political ramifications of the conflict hurl the nation into anarchy. Out of the ashes arises the fascist Norsefire regime. Sure they restore order to the fallen country, but this is clearly a case of the serum being more lethal than the poison. This new government sends blacks, homosexuals, Jews, and other minorities to death camps. The culture of the pre-War world is now deemed as evil and subversive. A corrupt police force is implemented with the authority to murder suspects if they wish instead of adhering to ideals such as due process. The average citizen is forced to work for starvation wages, and sometimes to crime just to survive. Freedom, democracy, and privacy are as archaic concepts as the world being flat. Then comes V, whose motto is the title of my review. Translated from Latin it means: "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."
Replete with Guy Falkes regalia, V seeks to bring about an end to the Norsefire party through a series of assassinations, bombings, and kidnappings. At first, they appear to be revenge against everyone who worked at the prison camp where V was held. Instead, the plot turns out to be more complicated and planned out than anyone could possibly imagine. V doesn't strike the Norsefire at their body, he strikes for their heart - and never misses. He has a contingency plan in the form of 16 year-old Evey Hammond, a girl he rescues from corrupt cops when she is forced into prostitution by her intolerably low wages. Of course, Evey doesn't agree with all of V's methods; but it is through him that she learns the very essence of freedom, and how she may be the true hope of England in its darkest hour.
VfV is not just a great graphic novel, it is required reading period. So what else can you expect from Alan Moore, who also brought us Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and a lot of other things that raised the bar for the comic book medium. I especially love the repeated use of the letter "V" throughout the story. Beware, there is violence, objectionable language, and a little nudity. The violence is really nothing when compared to a title from Marvel's MAX line. The language is pretty much the same thing you'd hear from a PG-13 movie. And the nudity is not for the purpose of titilation, it represents the symbolic idea of freedom. Even with my warning, VfV merits nothing except extreme recommendation from me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great book with good condition, though it takes a longer time., Feb. 15 2014
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A brand new book which is what I want. It takes a long time for shipment. But I'm satisfied with this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must read book, Dec 7 2013
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This is one of those must reads in the comic world. While you may love it, or not enjoy it at all, it's something for everyone to try at least once. Another one of Alan Moore's wonderful pieces from back when, if you're looking for something to read, or just want to get the premise of those mask's you see all over the internet, pick it up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly Beautiful, Nov. 1 2013
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Loved it! You have to read it to understand because it's an index rifle feeling reading a book that is enlightening and terrifying all at once!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I Expected, July 12 2013
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I already own a copy of this book, but was looking to purchase another one for art project. Not wanting to cut up my own copy, or pay the full price for a brand new copy, a used copy met my needs perfectly. The book I received had definitely been read several times over, and had worn corners and slight wrinkles but is more than usable for my needs, and is in good enough condition to be a feasible option for anyone just looking for a copy of the book to own and read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great comic, May 23 2013
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If you like the movie, you'll like this comic book even more.
Great character and a interesting plot that will make you keep reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars medcore, April 15 2013
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story is great all though this novel should have stayed in black and white as the colour blurs out the text makeing
this a straining and hard to read noval but all togeather great story witch makes ups for the blurry text
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done, Feb. 8 2013
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Came in quicker than I thought it would. It's a brilliant story, and a great read. It's worth the money since Alan Moore does not disappoint !
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5.0 out of 5 stars superbe, Dec 19 2012
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superbe, mieux que le film (pas la même fin) c est du Alan moore au scénario, très très accrocheur et très bon
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this., April 8 2012
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An excellent work of dystopian fiction. I purchased this for my Utopian Literature course and was not disappointed. I had seen the movie when it was new on DVD and enjoyed it then, but unsurprisingly, the source material blindingly outshines it. Film leaves out characters, events, plot points, makes parts unnecessarily "Hollywood"...buy this now if you're already considering it.
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