This is a graphic novel, and the art by David Llyod is superb. The pen and ink work is high contrast and the coloring is beautiful. The style is subdued and fairly realistic, which fits this story well. My single complaint is that it was occasionally difficult to tell some of the minor characters apart, but it certainly wasn’t a big problem.
This is a read for mature audiences. It explores such heavy topics as terrorism, homosexuality, anarchy, abuse and torture. Most of this is discussed rather than depicted, but there is a minor amount of blood and nudity. I was rarely offended by the artwork, but there were a handful of images I found gratuitous. I doubt younger readers would enjoy this work, but most adults will find the content fairly inoffensive. I would only avoid this book if you are very sensitive about mature content: violence and current issues as they may appear in the news, or nudity as it may appear in classical artwork. It is an adult read, but not one that I believe adults should avoid.
I urge you adult readers to try this one! If you have any interest in politics or current events, Moore presents some issues that are important to think about. Despite the heavy themes, it is also an enjoyable read. I found myself wondering what would happen next, and engaging with the characters regardless of their shortcomings. If V for Vendetta sounds remotely interesting to you: you owe it to yourself check it out! I give it a Buy this NOW. Best. Book. Ever.