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by Yevgeny Zamyatin · read January 2, 2020

Review

This book is such an experience to read. As the precursor to most dystopian fiction its setting and themes are recognizable, but they somehow crackle with their own energy. I loved that the style is fragmented but manages to turn natural language into something precise that must be studied carefully - like math! I'm not bright enough to understand this novel fully but rereading it was a treat.

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