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Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Anthem is a dystopian science fiction novella by Ayn Rand. Mankind has entered a new dark age as a result of the evils of irrationality and collectivism and the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Individuality and ambition have become sins. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all). He...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781604594058
ISBN-10: 1604594055
Publication Date: 4/9/2009
Pages: 68
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3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 16
An extremely quick read that's a bit difficult to get into, initially, because of pronoun use. It's completely understood by the end, though, and serves to emphasize the point of the book. However, if you're familiar at all with Rand, you probably know what she's getting at before you read it.

This is perfect introductory book for anyone interested in Rand who has not yet worked up the courage to tackle _The Fountainhead_ or _Atlas Shrugged_.
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Helpful Score: 4
WOW...it has been years since i have read this book but it will leave you breathless like all of her other books.
it is a story of a man's escape from a society that has become homoginized. a great read
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Helpful Score: 3
This is another one of those books that I read a long time ago, but that stays in my mind. To me, that is the mark of a truly good book. The negative utopia as seen in this book is only a short distance away if we don't learn that government is here to work for us, and not that we are here to work for the government. Like 1984, this book shows what can happen to a society that gets too dependent on its government. You lose your identity and all that is dear to you. Although it is a very small book, there is a lot of meat in those few pages. I would argue that this tiny novel has as much to contribute as Ayn Rand's other famous (and gigantic) work, The Fountainhead.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's amazing how short the classics actually are in some cases. I flew through this book. It was a very emotional ride, set in a nightmare future that's all to possible...
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Helpful Score: 1
A very short work by Ayn Rand in which she imagines a 1984-like dystopian world. One man and woman attempt to break away from the stern tyrrany, and create a life in which they experience freedom. I loved this book when I read it many years ago: I read it all in one sitting.
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