Very, Very deep. Gives the reader a vivid vision of USSR. Almost draws you into the midst of the struggle of the individual against the state. Makes you look at life here and now in a whole new light and to be thankful for the freedom you have.
Democracy might have its kinks, but read this book to realise how fortunate you are to be living in a democratic country. To realise how lucky you are to actually say no to a second helping of potatoes, yes potatoes, at dinner.
Both Leo and Andre are admirable characters in the novel. As usual Ayn Rand has crafted perfect beings, god like even, with these two characters. Kira, is no less intimidating either. the only thing I didnt like, or rather can't understand, is why Ayn Rand makes all her women adulterous. And why the men are always so naive to not know that their women are cheating on them until the very end.
Apart from that issue, this is one of the greatest works of Ayn Rand. A must for die hard fans and the uninitiated as well.