Day 16/30: Speed Read Anthem by Ayn Rand

Day 16/30: Speed Read Anthem by Ayn Rand – 104 Pages in 65 Minutes

This is day #16 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Anthem by Ayn Rand at 500 words per minute (WPM) using

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About the Book:
Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word “I” is punishable by death).

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Speed Read Anthem by Ayn Rand

Book Stats:
Pages: 104
How Long To Read: 65 minutes (at 500 WPM)
Published: 1938

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Paul is the founder of Iris Reading, the largest provider of speed-reading and memory courses. His workshops have been taught to thousands of students and professionals worldwide at institutions that include: NASA, Google, HSBC and many Fortune 500 companies.

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  • Jake Rothman

    Great book! I read it about 10 years ago and loved it then and loved it now. It would be better if you had bigger chunks so we don’t spend so much time watching the cutting and pasting process. If a chapter is under a couple thousand words it should be combined with other chapters.

  • KP

    That book was awesome. I was sad it ended so quickly.

  • KP

    After two weeks of reading books at 500wpm, I tried to read a document at 400 and 450 and it felt too slow! Wow.

    This book is great. I read chapter 1 and was hooked.