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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Aug 11, 11

bookshelves: long-ago, haunting
read count: 12

My sister Sue reminded me when I told her I wanted to see the movie that I first read this book when I was twelve.
I really liked it a lot...for the story....
I loved the characters and how the mystery of Who is John Galt? played out. That is to say I loved the strong (hero) characters. The weak and rotten ones were horrible. I hated how they made all the bad decisions and were so selfish and me me me. I hated her brother James, Hank's wife and family, that bad professor, and all the toadies. Dagney and Francisco and Hank and all the good guys did their own thing and if the bad people had left them alone, everything would have been fine and what a great country.
It's funny because I guess her philosophy was people should do for themselves and not worry about the others, but I didn't see it that way. I just thought the weak self centered people who were acting like it was "for the good of all" just wanted stuff for themselves.

When the lights went out in NYC...what year was that...?....I thought of this book right away!

I know two groups of Ayn Rand fans. The ones who read Atlas Shrugged first and think The Fountainhead is "ok", and vice versa. Isn't that funny?

P.S. I still haven't had a chance to see the movie.....





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