Sunday, January 09, 2011

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Wow, this was a short yet intense book to read. What a way to start out the new year! This is the longest poem I ever read and it was worth it.

The whole first part of the book in in plural tense. We, us, ours...the world doesn't even know what one is, everything is everyone together.
I don't know what to say about this book. I keep thinking about it. I keep thinking about the author and how smart she was to put these thoughts into a comprehensible form to teach us and warn us about our future if we ever let Socialist take over our lives.

I like the title Anthem, originally it might have been Ego but that is too Freud. I think a song of celebration fits much better with the whole story/poem. I love happy ending too!

Whole Book


Anonymous said...

Hi. We are doing a stage version of Anthem in Austin Texas next week! thought you might like to know! check it out

Pam said...

I have almost finished Anthem, but I have been listening to it on my mp3 player while I'm waiting for the baby to go to sleep. I have it set up so it will repeat the chapter again and again until I stop it. Well, the baby and I usually fall asleep before I can finish that last chapter and I wake up an hour later as it is starting over again for probably the 10th time and I have no idea how it ended.

So, did you want to go to Texas and watch the stage version with me next week?

The Bec-ster said...

Texas is so far away, I don't think I will be able to get a babysitter. Maybe the next time. Thanks Pam.