Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: V for Vendetta, May 12th reading

And here I thought (at least at first) that maybe the stuff from the prelude was an actual song that Moore found that was extremely apt, but apparently not. Which gets more apparent anyhow, as the song goes on, unless this work had been crafted specifically to fit the song. But anyhow, the point is, it's well done! I like it as a prelude.

And at least we get a flat-out statement that V isn't Evey's father, which I'd just decided that the dates didn't work out anyhow, but it's good to have the extra statement. (And the references he makes are apparently from the book The Magic Faraway Tree for what it's worth.) He's pretty harsh with her, though, whatever "lesson" he's trying to teach her.

I can't decide just how much sympathy I feel for Almond's widow. (And I just realized even though we've seen it, I can't remember her name... she's just "Almond's widow"... because she hasn't really made a personality for herself, other than how she relates, or related, to him.)

We also actually get a glance outside England into the rest of Britain, which is apparently pretty violent. But at least they haven't fallen under the Leader's heel yet.

And somehow, V doesn't strike me as the suicide bomber type, ya know? But I guess the people at the station don't know that.

And we cut off at an interesting point! I guess next time we'll see what V has to say.

The schedule.
Tags: books, parasha, parasha_v_for_vendetta
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