I’m on Chapter 7 The exploiters and the exploited. Maybe if I read a little bit everyday and posted what I read about on here. I really think reading this book will give me a better perspective on life and what I should do. 9 months ago
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But I didn’t enjoy or agree with the book, so I stopped reading it and doubt I will pick it back up. Therefore I won’t be reading the Fountainhead either.
So many speak highly of Ayn Rand that I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. People proclaim Rand to be some sort of genius and prophet, which she clearly is not. Some quotes that sum up how I feel about Rand and her philosophy, objectivism.
“I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.” -Christopher Hitchens
“Ayn Rand’s ‘philosophy’ is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society…. To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.”
― Gore Vidal
“There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-kid’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.”
― Raj Patel
“Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, doubtless two of the most exquisitely adolescent of fictions.”
― Nancy Mairs,
I would like to have said I finished it so I could have a proper discussion or debate if it comes up. But I’d rather not waste my time… 14 months ago
Probably the best book I’ve ever read. Such an epic story, I don’t know why it isn’t more celebrated as a love story. There’s an awful lot of sex it in. This is one of my first goals on here that I’ve been able to check off as completed. Phew! Next up The Fountainhead… 17 months ago
I’ve been reading since January and am a little more than half done now in April, wow! 19 months ago
It took me two and a half months to read the 1,168 page hardback version. Was it worth it? Yes it was. One of the best books I’ve ever read. 2 years ago