It's hard to read and rate this book without being affected by the book's author; Ayn Rand. I knew there was some controversy, but I didn't exactly know about what when I started reading this. Halfway through I googled it, disagreed with some of her major points, then continued reading and constantly kept thinking "this isn't so bad... Or is it?" I kept stopping and thinking what things Equality 7-2521 or Prometheus said would mean on a big scale. For me there's a big difference between this story as a work of fiction (3-4 stars) and this story as a vehicle for a philosophy (1-2 stars). So there you go, an average of 2,5 stars.