Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Natasha Randall, Will Self

Goodreads summary:

The citizens of the One State live in a condition of 'mathematically infallible happiness'. D-503 decides to keep a diary of his days working for the collective good in this clean, blue city state where nature, privacy and individual liberty have been eradicated. But over the course of his journal D-503 suddenly finds himself caught up in unthinkable and illegal activities - love and rebellion.
Banned on its publication in Russia in 1921, We is the first modern dystopian novel and a satire on state control that has once again become chillingly relevant.


My opinion:

This story could have been told so much better in my opinion. There was no plot at all and most of the time you didn't even know what was going on, which made it very boring for me. I understand why it's an important classic (it's classified as the furst dystopian (because I finished it; the last 2 pages told you everything) and that many dystopian authors were influenced by it, but again; it was boring. I couldn't give it 1 star because I know how important that story was). The writingstyle was also very unique (written as if someome wrote his story in a notebook and then just published it), but it didn't work for me. It's because it's so short (only 203 pages) that I continued reading. Overall it was just okay, but I hoped it would have been a better novel.


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