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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
Anthem - Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff Too simplistic and straight to the point, this seemed more like a manifesto on individuality rather than an actual story. The characters lack depth but maybe that was the point, that they weren't real people when they were stuck inside the conformity of the system. I don't know the circumstances of when Ayn Rand wrote this but it read as rather anti-communist to me. Interesting, considering I felt that the conformist society of Anthem was in many ways like our society now even with our celebrating of individuality and freedom. The writing was dry, but seemed to fit with who the narrator was, and I did think Ayn Rand's use of the pronoun "we" was a clever idea.