You like Atlas Shrugged
25 Dec 06
Atlas shrugged is one of my favourite books.Both atlas shrugged and fountainhead serve different pourposes.In Fountainhead Ayn Rand describes all kinds of people. The Ideal Howard roark,the parasite Elsworth Toohey the clueless Peter Keating. I havn't been able to understand Dominique and Gail Waynand :). So fountainhead is about these few people. On the other hand Atlas shrugged is seeks to depict the nature of the wrong that is happening and the effect it will have on the world.Do post your musing on what I have written.
9 Jan 07
I agree with loudcry... Atlas shruged is writen for the exploiters & the exploited both.. the exploiters are told what to expect if they continued exploiting the brains of the world.. and the exploited are told what they can do..
12 Jan 07
True. However there are great similarilties within the two characters namely Howard and Hank Rearden from Atlas Shrugged. Both of them present what the ideal man according to Ayn Rand should be like. In any case the World is full of Peter Keatings and Tooheys today and rarely we get to see a Hank Rearden or a Howard Roark.
4 Dec 06
I like it, but in today's world, practising the philophy that Ayn Rand advocates is quite difficult, however hard you try, there are some attributes of Toohey or James Taggart in most humans around you, and especially here in India, and ultimately just to live a lot of compromises have to be made by most humans. I like the speech about money not being evil, but that it represents human effort and have blogged on it on other forums, and even rasied a discussion about this on myLot, but the responses have been poor for that particular discussion, you could check up the discussions on my profile for this. All the best on myLot.
12 Jan 07
Yes, I will check out the other discussions for sure. But to add here that to live the life of either Hank Rearden or Howard Roark (Fountainhead) in India is probably next to impossible given the present conditions including the pressures from your own family members to be social for the sake of being social!
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31 Jan 09
I read it a few years back and I loved it! Even thought I was like 14 and it may have been above my reading level. lol I really need to read it agian! The parelles of that book and what is happening today is actually kind of scary.
18 Apr 08
I liked Atlas Shrugged. The first time I read it, I was surprised by how much of it I already agreed with subconsciously, but had never put into words. I agree that it's difficult to live up to Rand's ideals, but you've got to have something to aim for in life.
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7 Jan 07
Atlas Shrugged is probably the book that is best knownfrom Ayn Rand. It's a great book. She's not very brief. It's like someone saying to you, "The long version of a short story." "We the People" is my favorite Ayn Rand novel. I read Atlas Shrugged three times and Fountainhead twice. I usually don't re-read books.