What are the best anarchist fiction books?

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    #1V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta is set in a totalitarian world, without freedom and identity. A defining work by author Alan Moore and illustrator David Llyod, it remains one of the highest achievements of comics or graphic novel today.

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    Charles Wood
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "V for Vendetta is an intriguing look at the world at an extreme. There is a lot that is to be gained from readers that see this totalitarian world. The images are impressive and the imagination is fantastic. A frightening take on the world."
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    #2Fight Club

    Fight Club

    Fight Club is Chuck Palahniuk's story of a man who leaves his lackluster job and his boss Tyler, who holds a secret fight club in the basement of bars where two men fight as long as they have to.

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    Walter Duncan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is one of the more popular books for people wanting to rebel"
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    #31984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Teresa Burton
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This gives a good look into the 1984 government and how society was and might be in the future. This looks interesting and for the price, I would def add to my kindle on my phone. I typically am not interested in these types of novels, but this looks as though its a great read."
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    #4Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Kelly Rice
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Fahrenheit could be a solution for anarchist fiction book. Only I feel when I read the book it had a deeper meaning and message than the control of not able to have books. There is a deeper meaning to the value of books."
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    #5Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Tiffany Campbell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I read this book in high school. I loved it then and still love it now. Great storytelling by the author."
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    #6Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.
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    Angela Ryan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Atlas Shrugged is an amazing book! It is one of the best anarchist fictions I have read in many years. Highly recommend for readers interested in the genre. "
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    #7Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson is the first book in the Mars Trilogy first published in 1992. This science fiction novel follows the story of a group of colonists about to create a new era of civilization on Mars.

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    Ann Lucas
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "While it is obvious this book is not based on real life it also shows what we as humans struggle with right now. How we are tempted to try to find a way to live on Mars. How we struggle with ways to fix the planet we are on so we figure we might as well choose another planet to live on. I loved this book and couldn't put it down."
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    #8Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies is classic fiction written by William Golding published first in 1954 which is about a group of English schoolboys who survived a plane crash and got stranded on an uninhabited island.

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    Denise Meyer
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is absolutely iconic. Who can forget Piggy and the shell? It's a book with a lot of life lessons to teach and I would recommend it to anyone. The writing style does take a bit of getting used to at first but it really sucks you into their world and the characters are all realistic and the dialogue is fantastic as well. It's definitely a must read."
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    #9The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 

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    Samantha Harrison
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a great book for both adults and children. Highly recommend."
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    #10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.
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    Peter Pierce
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love anarchist fiction books! I find them so interesting and entertaining! It's always great to view the world through the eyes of someone completely different. Anyway I just finished reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and I loved it! It was very unique and thought invoking!"
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    #11The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead
    The Fountainhead is a design, art, reference and non-fiction instructive guide book about Architecture written by Ayn Rand with the afterword from Leonard Peikoff. It was published September 1996 by Signet.
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    Hannah Banks
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is, in a word, horrible. Really you would be wasting your time reading this drivel. Do not recommend."
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    #12The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age is a standalone postcyberpunk novel written by Neal Stephenson which centers on the life of a young girl named Nell in a world of nanotechnology. 

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    Beatriz Barragán
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is my favourite book, despite many many flaws. I've read it five times now, and Nell's journey from abused child to [spoilers] is something that never ceases to enthrall The characters that drive and interweave with her story are intricate, bizarre and original. The problem with the book (and the reason why it's really not for everyone) is that some of the writing is close to impenetrable: Neal Stephenson has a habit of using the most arcane words to describe mundane items, and of going off on utterly bizarre tangents that generally distract from, rather than enhance the story. All that said, if I had a few spare million in the bank, I'd kick down every door I could to buy the TV rights to this. The book itself is in two parts, which would transition perfectly in to series 1 & 2 of a Netflix style production; with a series 3 begging to be extrapolated from "what happens next"."
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    #13The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a science-fiction novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. The story occurs in the year 2076 in which there is a threat regarding an environmental apocalypse.

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    Craig Miller
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "While it does have some thought-provoking moments, I can only say that this novel is most valuable for its comedic flair. Sure, we are meant to gawk at this libertarian-ish world and its curious forms of marriage, jury trials, and economy, but that is merely a sideshow to the fantastic story of revolution. The characters and their incredibly hilarious hijinks are worth every penny. I will tell you though, the ending will really have you wishing you could resurrect Heinlein to write the sequel. "
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    #14Fourth of July Creek: A Novel

    Fourth of July Creek: A Novel

    Fourth of July Creek is a young adult novel written by PEN prize-winning author Smith Henderson about a social worker trying to save an 11-year-old boy from his abusive father while evading the eyes of the FBI.

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    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Not a good fit for anarchy in the traditional sense, but more of a darker, story with flawed characters and hardship in life."
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    #15Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs

    Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs
    Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, book written by D. D. Johnston. It was published July 19, 2011 by AK Press.
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    Scott Newman
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "It's a special insight on social commentary. The idea sounds very dystopian-esque with a little bit of Fargo humor slapped into it. Normally that doesn't work out but in this case it is the ethos of the whole book. It's a really nice read if you're into something with a fresh idea of two different genres."
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    #16Sabotage in the American Workplace

    Sabotage in the American Workplace

    Sabotage in the American Workplace: Anecdotes of Dissatisfaction, Mischief and Revenge is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Non-fiction book edited by Martin Sprouse. It was published April 1, 1992 by AK Press.

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    Johnny Johnson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Sabotage in the American Workplace is the best anarchist fiction book I've read! I love the fact that it's nonfiction and found that it was well edited so as to make concise points. It was published well over a decade ago but the material was still surprisingly relevant. I bought another copy for a co-worker because I found it so informative!"

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Best What are the best anarchist fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1V for VendettaBooks 41 Paid
2Fight ClubBooks 38 Paid
31984Books 37 Paid
4Fahrenheit 451Books 35 Paid
5Animal FarmBooks 32 Paid
6Atlas ShruggedBooks 29 Paid
7Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)Books 28 Paid
8Lord of the FliesBooks 26 Paid
9The Witch of Blackbird PondBooks 23 Paid
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 20 Paid
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