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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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Apr 26, 11

bookshelves: fancy-fiction
Read in February, 1995 — I own a copy




Rand to right of me,
Rand to left of me,
Rand in front of me,

Oh how she Volley'd & Thundered,
Seems like the books she wrote number 600!

My first girlfriend had read all of Rand's books,
and this was in high school; A few years later
working a summer job at a factory making truck radiators,
where the primary subjects of conversation were sports and
girls, not necessarily in that order, at lunch one day I
overheard a couple drill press operators at another table
discussing Ayn Rand. Later when I got married, my wife
had read all her tales; Rand has been round me all
the while.

I never purposely avoided reading Rand, had just never
got to it until, for the sake of marital harmony,
took up 'The Fountainhead'.

A fascinating read, full of the battle of philosophies
in the form of a good tale with intense personalities.
A bit of history too, not necessary to know to enjoy the book,
of Frank Lloyd Wright and Randolph Hearst as the character's
prototypes.

I've recently heard (2011) a movie of 'Atlas Shrugged' is
due out, do I still have to read the book?


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