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Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!: [A Novel]

3.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Here is the long-overdue obituary for the unbridled greed glorified by Atlas Shrugged and the prophet of profit. In her story, Rand let free-marketers John Galt, Dagney Taggart, and their accomplices return triumphant from their strike to remake the world in the image of Godless self-interest. Now, on the 67th anniversary of their revolution, try as he may, Atlas can no lo ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Hellgate Press
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Nathan Titus
Am I the only one who liked this book who's not a Rand-hater? Judging by the 2 other reviews that have been written, it looks like the answer is yes. But how can I like both, you ask? The answer is simple: I like parody, even a parody of something that I like. For example, I have enjoyed many cops-and-robbers movies. I have also enjoyed the Naked Gun trilogy, which spoofs them. I liked The Godfather. I also liked Mafia!, a jarring parody of The Godfather if ever there was one. And I like sci-fi ...more
Jul 24, 2014 David rated it it was ok
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I really wanted to like Atlas Drugged, but it suffered from many of the major flaws of Atlas Shrugged. The writing was flat and rather boring. The characters were one dimensional. The conflict and resolution were both completely contrived, way to much deus ex machina. Was Goldstein trying to parody Rand's writing style as well as the premise and outcomes of the book? I don't think so.

Atlas Drugged begins 67 years after John Galt and associates return from Colorado to form the United Corporate S
Chuck Raymond
May 25, 2015 Chuck Raymond rated it really liked it
While Atlas Shrugged painted a picture of dystopia in my mind better than Orwell, this book was an excellent parody of Rand's parody of a functioning sociopolitical system that works for all classes. In half the reading time of Ayn's never-ending story.
Feb 01, 2014 Tony rated it liked it
interesting? Predictable.
Ellen Marcolongo
Aug 19, 2012 Ellen Marcolongo rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent fictional account of what Ayn Rand's world could be like. Not a world I would want to live in. Indeed, I believe that most intelligent, compassionate people should reject Ayn Rand's greedy vision! JOHN GALT IS DEAD!
Oct 20, 2012 Don rated it it was amazing
good stuff for those who are interested in how some of the rich and powerful in this country perceive things.
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