V for Vendetta was originally a comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd which was later adapted for film with a screenplay by the Wachowski Brothers.
This is a dystopian tale set in London, where the ruling party Norsefire has eliminated all opposition by placing them in concentration camps. The story begins when a young woman, Evey Hammond, who works for the state-run television station, is attacked by the secret police. She is rescued by "V", an enigmatic vigilante who wears a mask to hide his identity. V then takes over the tv station to broadcast his plans for revolution: he asks the British citizens to join him outside the Parliament building in one year on November 5 to watch its destruction and take a stand against the government.
Next, V takes Evey back to his lair, but she doesn't stay once she finds out he has been killing government officials. Escaping, she finds safety at her boss's home, where he Gordon Deitrich reveals his subversive artifacts, items which the government is unaware of. Within days he performs a satire on television and the police raid his home. Captured after the raid and tortured, Evey develops new reasons to be loyal to V. She considers whether to help him with his plans to stage a revolt on November 5th before the House of Parliament and the British citizens.
The original comic book series V for Vendetta was published between 1982-1989 and was released in 10 issues. Though the setting for the film and this audiobook is in the 2030's, the comics were staged for the 1980's through the 1990's. Alan Moore, who contributed the writing for the series also wrote the comics the Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. Alan considers himself an occultist, a ceremonial magician and an anarchist.
This novelization, based on the graphic novel, was written by Steve Moore.
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Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people’s worst fears and most damning weaknesses.
This is the setting for the parable of Evey, a young woman saved from death by a masked man calling himself V. Beguiling and dangerous, V ignites the fuse of revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to shed the blanket of tyranny and oppression that they have permitted themselves to be cloaked in. While those in power take steps to neutralize the threat, police pursue the mystery of V, unaware of the terrible truth that awaits them. But it is Evey who, with V as her enigmatic guide, sets out on the painful path of deception and self-discovery, deconstruction and re-creation, vindication and vengeance.