Read from July 08 to 12, 2012My Review:
That book was hard, it's not that light type of book, so it needs a lot of concentration
AND a dictionary. But, it's amazing. It's totally worth the time and the effort, the idea is creative, and how the story flows.
Alan Moore said in an article that 'I think both Dave and I were uneasy about falling into such a straightforward super-hero cliché with what we saw as having the potential for being something utterly fresh and different.', and he definitely succeeded at this. Also the characters' stories and lives are very well developed. And the end in which the idea never dies is the most amazing end actually.
My only problem with the book was losing the track of characters, who is who! Is it only me who thought that the characters looked alike in the drawings? I only realize who he is when someone calls his name. But maybe it's only me to blame 'cause it's my first time to read a comic. Other than that, the story and the drawings are great
Even the movie was way better than I've expected.Favorite Quotes:
“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
“Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.”
“Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.”
“Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.”
“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”
“Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. ”
“. They made you into a victim, Evey. They made you into a statistic. But, that's not the real you. That's not who you are inside.The past can't hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”
“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.”
“Anarchy wears two faces, both creator and destroyer. Thus destroyers topple empires; make a canvas of clean rubble where creators then can build another world. Rubble, once achieved, makes further ruins' means irrelevant.
Away with our explosives, then!
Away with our destroyers! They have no place within our better world.
But let us raise a toast to all our bombers, all our bastards, most unlovely and most unforgivable.
Let's drink their health... then meet with them no more.”
“There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.”
“Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.”
“Your pretty empire took so long to build, now, with a snap of history's fingers, down it goes.”
“Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining.”
“There's no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There's only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.”
“I didn't put you in a prison, Evey. I just showed you the bars.”