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We the Living by Ayn Rand
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Nov 27, 2010

it was ok


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Reading Progress

November 27, 2010 – Shelved
May 19, 2012 – Started Reading
May 19, 2012 –
0.0% "Starting on this one proper tomorrow. Prepared for the possibility of many increasingly insane updates, but holding out hope for a relatively peaceful reading experience so far..."
May 20, 2012 –
page 1
0.22% "And out of the gate, a fairly passionate and yet mostly well reasoned intro is topped off with mere innuendo the likes of which would not be out of place in the "letters to the editor" column of a local newspaper. Buckle in, cats and kittens, I think we might be in for a ride."
May 20, 2012 –
page 22
4.93%
May 21, 2012 –
page 64
14.35%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 23, 2012 –
page 124
27.8%
May 24, 2012 –
page 154
34.53%
May 25, 2012 –
page 180
40.36%
May 27, 2012 –
page 206
46.19%
May 28, 2012 –
page 228
51.12%
May 30, 2012 –
page 251
56.28%
May 31, 2012 –
page 266
59.64%
June 3, 2012 –
page 313
70.18%
June 3, 2012 –
page 351
78.7%
June 4, 2012 –
page 407
91.26% "I was going to take this opportunity to make a cute note over how some of the text seems to indicate that the author desperately needed to come out of the S&M closet (not that it's a bad thing), but really, I'm becoming increasingly confused as to what exactly Rand is trying to do here. The intro indicates it's a semi-autobiography, but so much of it is devoted to monologues that in real life would have been cut off"
June 4, 2012 –
page 407
91.26% "and the characters, while admittedly more fleshed out than in the rest of the author's ouvre (not that that's saying much), Rand can't seem to decide if they should act like actual human beings or simply serve as physical constructs for various ideas; the latter might have still been irritating, but a little consistency would be appreciated."
June 4, 2012 – Finished Reading

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