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message 1: by Liesl (new)

Liesl Thanks, Dave. Finally, someone who gets Rand and her take on altruism. For those who say her philosophy is "horrifying," I believe they simply don't understand what she's talking about. It was nice to read a review from someone who does understand.

message 2: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross Hello Dave and Liesl,

How are you? I revere Ayn Rand.

When you have the time, please visit the "To the Glory of Man" group, the "Happy & Brainy" group, and the author giveaways (my novel, Reason Reigns, is listed). Could I add you as my friends?

Warmest regards,


message 3: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Killerby I think you misunderstood the book. Rourke does not live completely independently and rely on no one. Indeed, he asks his friends to get him the job in the quarry as a favor. He also, to an extent, relies on commissions. He is a selfish man however, in what Rand (and indeed I) think of as being a very good thing. Keating, also, does not live entirely through other people. He is racked by guilt for not having Rourke's convictions. He is a tortured character who often succumbs to living entirely through others but does not want to... At least for the first 2/3rds. A good review but I think it is too fine a distillation of the book's themes and ideas

message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary Vernon Thank you for this review! This is the perfect summation of what I have taken away from this novel.

message 5: by María (new)

María  Espaillat My thoughts exactly.

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