Friday, March 13, 2009

Anthem Review

A somewhat entertaining, yet hard to understand read, Anthem is a book I would not recommend. The book was fun, boring, and confusing all at the same time.

The book was a fun read because of how Equality 7-2521 went from one scene to another. He would be just a street sweeper one minute, then he would find a hidden tunnel the next, and lastly he sees the most beautiful woman and talks about her for a long time. He is funny because he refers to himself as "we" instead of "I" and commentates his entire life through this way.

At the same time of being funny, the book was utterly boring. I got tired of reading over and over about "we" and about this girl he calls the Golden One when her name is Liberty 5-3000. Action scenes were not put in the book enough.

The book was a very confusing read. Because of him using the "we" instead of "I", I could not tell if he was talking about himself alone or a group of people. Also, I could not match the names to peoples' faces because they were in number format. Lastly, I could not stand the way he talked about the modern society, because life sounded horrible for him but I wanted to know if it was for the others. Some of the other characters might actually like living such a life.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

To Perfect My World...

In a personal opinion, the word is not a perfect place. Three ideas of which could better perfect the world are as follows: cures, freedom, and free products.

First, cures for every sort of disease would help most of the world. Everyone would get along better and be happier without diseases. Cancer, a world-wide killer, would no longer exist. HIV would no longer be a problem. Society would be able to function better as well as the economy. With less patients, hospitals would not have to use as much money and people would no longer have to pay to be treated. Human life would eventually prosper.

Secondly, freedom would be a huge role in the bettering of society. Illegal aliens would no longer exist and families could get back together and less chaos would happen. Times around the world would be more harmonious and life would excel.

Lastly, free products would be something to throw in and make living incredible! Going to a store and taking anything one might want would be an incredible advantage. Poor people would no longer be poor and rich people would no longer look as rich. People in general would all live as equals and have outstanding lives.