Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem

Ayn Rand

fiction classics philosophy reflective slow-paced

105 pages | first published 1938

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Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independen...
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Moods

reflective 65%
dark 40%
challenging 29%
inspiring 21%
adventurous 20%
hopeful 20%
mysterious 18%
tense 7%
informative 5%
funny 3%
emotional 1%
sad 1%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 25%
slow 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | N/A: 8% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 11%

Average rating

3.26