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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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Mar 17, 12

Read in March, 2012

The bottom line is that Rand is an amazing writer. Amazing descriptions? Check. Well written, three dimensional characters? Check. Killer dialogue? Check. Managing to make architecture interesting? Check. Managing to spend 700 pages on vindicating the artistic integrity of a man? Check check check.

I can't even break it down much further than that: it's a well-written book and Rand is an amazing writer. I would always get excited when a new character was introduced because that's where Rand was always at her best. There are definitely bits about objectivism that I agree with, but I don't think the world needs to be as stringently divided as she seems to think. My disagreeing doesn't ruin the book for me because it's only really at the end that the plot gets dropped slightly so that Rand can make her statement of purpose. And admittedly that does get a little long, but when it winds back towards plot related matters it gets badass again so I'm okay with it.

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