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The novella, Anthem is an interesting and different book. The book was written by Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist, and was published by Signet. It was published in 1938 in England. Anthem is a good book because it shows a communist society that does not have individualism, but someone is willing to change that.
This book is about a futuristic and communist civilization that does not have any individualism, nor has any independence. The main character, Equality 7-2521, is a twenty-one year old street sweeper and is also the narrator of the book Anthem. He lives in the time where decisions were already made for everyone by the leaders of the council. Equality 7-2521 discovered old inventions from the “Unmentionable Times”, a period before the Great Rebirth, and tries to make a difference and change the way things work in this society.
Ayn Rand decided to create a communist world. She shows how civilizations would be if this were to happen in the future. To me, she had created a dystopian society because there is no freedom of speech and the citizens of the society cannot choose what their future would be.
Ayn Rand does something really distinct that is different from other books. In Anthem, she showed that there are many different meanings of equality to many people. To the leaders of the council, the meaning of equality is that they need to dictate the lives of the citizens in order for everyone to be treated the same and to have the perfect society. To other people equality means that everyone is treated well and no one compares anyone to another person. The leaders in this society try to cover the uniqueness that the denizens have that make them different.
In conclusion, this novella, Anthem, is a great, interesting, and a well-written book. It is very different from other books, because there is something about Ayn Rand’s work that makes people have a connection to what she writes in her books. Ayn Rand puts in a lot of meaning to just a simple word, for example equality. I would give this book a rating of four out of five stars because even though it is fascinating, it could have been a little more clear on what had happened towards the end of the story. Overall, this is a magnificent book to read and it is unique.
 

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wow i'm surprise to how mane sins we've committed but all of those sins are not big deals so i'm not a sinner. But anyways
God forgive my sins

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This is one of the best books that I have ever read. A quick read, but one that stays with you for years.

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Why is this unavailable in the US?!

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changed my life

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User Review  - Zachary - Goodreads

I don't like Ayn Ran's message as a whole, from what I have found from the internet, though this one is more about defying suppression than promoting selfishness. This is the only book I have read of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Jones - Goodreads

laughably bad...ol ayn rand should have been humiliated by this work but I'm sure she was quite proud of it and thought it was top tier stuff...I liked this book better when George Orwell wrote it...you know..someone halfway competent... Read full review

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

I much preferred We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Read full review

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User Review  - CJ Louis - Goodreads

A short book, but a really fun read. I enjoyed this and the size of it made it a quick read. I would recommend others to read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Taylor - Goodreads

A thought provoking book, but not a must read. Save it for a day when you have nothing to read Read full review

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