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“[Zamyatin’s] intuitive grasp of the irrational side of totalitarianism—human sacrifice, cruelty as an end in itself—makes [We] superior to Huxley’s [Brave New World].”—George Orwell
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian
Interesting parallels with todays world. Looking deeply at how we play it safe and what it takes to risk.Published 2 days ago by Steve Pollock
We got this to compare it to "1984," and Orwell definitely read this once or twice (wink.) However, this book has its own story and its own personality. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Deirdre Lind
I think it is a masterpiece. It is poetic prose, right up there the greats. It is science fiction with attitude. The communists threw him out because he was too radical. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PRYTANI
Primarily of interest for the writing of dystopian novels and political critique.Published 1 month ago by David B. MacKay
I enjoyed this book a lot despite it being rather slow in the beginning. It picks up though and is overall a good read!Published 2 months ago by Alexis Vincent
One of the things Zamyatin did in this book that I think really hit the mark. Unlike other dystopian novels, all the characters were referred to by numbers as opposed to a name. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laura E.