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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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May 03, 09

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Read in May, 2009

Everything I said in my Atlas Shrugged review no longer holds true. I never want to read anymore Ayn Rand. Ever.

This book is the definition of didactic. Her philosophy permeates every character,every plot twist. But for a while, it's interesting. What will Toohey do next? What is everyone's real motivation? But eventually it just gets so bogged down in the message that by the end I felt I was being flogged.

She also has a horrible tendency to have characters answer questions by saying, "Yes, " Yes, Roark. Yes, Gail. NO NO NO.

Ok, so now I can say I've read it.
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Seth There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who like "Yes, Gail," and those who don't like Ayn Rand novels. Plenty of folks just go nuts for her stuff, though. My writing teachers called her style of writing "theme-mongering." I've always liked that.


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