Reviews

  • This is a book to look out for

    George Orwell
  • Zamyatin reminds us, Adam did not wish to be happy, he wished to be "free"

    Anthony Burgess
  • Precursor to much more famous works by Huxley and Orwell, this antidote to totalitarianism, written by someone who genuinely knew what that sort of existence was like, is the anti-Stalinist dystopia to beat them all - even Brave New World, 1984, and Koestler's Darkness at Noon

    Toby Green
  • Two of the most iconic novels in the English language - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell - owe an enormous debt to Zamyatin. We is the ur-text of science-fiction dystopias...the product of a powerful imagination

    Wall Street Journal
  • One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century

    Irving Howe

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