Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Culture of Conformity

I started reading We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. It is dystopia; written in the first person as a journal by one of the future's utopian and completely rational "numbers". People do not have names there, they are numbers.  I like these dark books about the downtrodden masses that are unaware of their captivity, but slowly awaken to the fact that they are living a lie perpetuated by the state.

I can see the main character starting to unravel already. The truths he accepts are beginning to waver under investigation.

My former roommate Seth lent it to me. I am grateful.

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