Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dystopian Novel Countdown: Day 6

Day 6 of the Dystopian Novel Countdown


Anthem,  by Ayn Rand

Description (via GoodReads):
A stunning and brilliantly realized future world in which individuality has been crushed is the theme of Ayn Rand's bestselling masterpiece, "Anthem". Rand presents her tale of a man who dares to make individual choices, to seek knowledge in a dark age, to love the woman of his choice. In a society in which people have no name, no independence, and no values, he is hunted for the unpardonable crime: having the courage to stand above the crowd.

I believe Ayn Rand has a few epic Dystopian novels, but the only one I have been able to make it through is Anthem.  I read Anthem as a high-school freshman (AGES AGO!) as assigned reading for class. I remember enjoying the storyline. In a world where everything is 'we' the reader follows the story of one man who struggles to become an 'I'.  Anthem is a short, quick-read and a perfect addition for day 6 of our Dystopian countdown...

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