By Yevgeny Zamyatin - Rating: 4/10

A dystopian novel that predates Orwell’s 1984 by a decade or two and was banned in Russia until the 80s. Unfortunately, I found this to be a bit of a slog. A lot of the setting is barely described or approached in a poetical manner that makes everything confusing. It’s a “perfect” society based on rationality and numbers where there is no privacy and your entire day is regimented. A small group of revolutionaries lure in the main character into a plot to escape to somewhere else where there is more grit and individualism. And birds or something.

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