Anthem - Ayn Rand
Incredibly dry, to the point in which any fictional plot is nonexistent. In the end, "Anthem" was little more than a cautionary tale whose saving grace was the beauty it imbued in the idea of the individual. Trying to look for compelling characters or a decent plot is akin to looking for diamonds amidst feces, but for what it is, it's worth one read. It does imbue a very important point, but calling it a novel is quite a stretch.