May 16 2008


I tried to start reading “V for Vendetta” (graphic novel) last night, but I just couldn’t get into it. It’s not that I dislike the story- in fact, it made me want to go watch the movie. No, I just have a really difficult time with the graphic novel format. There’s too much too look at, the “type” is hard for me to read, and I get all turned around when trying to follow the little boxes of dialogue. If the story catches me enough, I suffer the ocular discomfort and read anyway, but “V” was just not doing it.

But perhaps the thing that stopped me the most is that I read the introduction, which said something to the effect of “if you are the kind of person who turns off the news, this book is not for you.” I am that kind of person. I hate the news, and live happily without it. If that excludes me, so be it. I have better things to do, anyway.


  • By ticknart, May 16, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    But did you read Bone?

  • By ticknart, May 16, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    I haven’t read V, either. Never really wanted to. I was underwhelmed by the movie and it’s muddled thoughts on the “hero” and his use of violence, so why read the book its based on?

    And that news thing… When was the introduction written? If it was written in ’80s, news on TV was a lot different. It was more about the facts and less about the sensationalism that’s there now. I think I’d be more willing to watch news if it wasn’t all about the flashy graphics and which “celebrity” is fucking a goat.

  • By heels, May 16, 2008 @ 4:22 pm

    I TOTALLY read Bone. Like I said- if the story captures me, I ignore my discomfort and read. I can’t help it.

    Not only did I read it, but I enjoyed it and recommended it!


  • By ticknart, May 16, 2008 @ 4:34 pm


  • By annenahm, May 16, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

    Glad they saved you the time with that kind of intro! Lulz – Wish some of the novels I’d read had started with, “if you don’t like plot holes and unbelievable dialog, stop here” – I would have been much appreciative.

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