Anthem is an easy, short read. It's also some of the most appalling drivel that passes for deep thinking that one can imagine. Your reaction is an intelligent one, Alex's Trip. Ayn Rand is quite the villain and I pretty much despise her proponents. I personally would shun any connection to the Ayn Rand Institute. If they were mailing me anything, I would contact the organization and request to be removed from their list.
Although, The Fountainhead is really a pretty good novel. It's probably the only thing by Ayn Rand that is worth reading.
Years ago, I tried to read Atlas Shrugged, but instead shirked away from the prospect.
I like the aboriginal art avatar, nomadicfollower!