This is Rand’s earliest and perhaps most personal work. In Kira, we discover the the beginnings of Rand’s personal philosophy – Objectivism. If you are looking for a good story, turn elsewhere. If you are wanting to understand more about Ayn Rand, there are later books to more clearly gain this insight. However, if you would like an insider’s picture of the U.S.S.R., this is the book for you. I have always felt a personal resistance toward socialism as if it were a road to danger. This book has caused my opinion to change. I now see that socialistic government is in fact a road to nowhere at all.