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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Jan 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read 3 times. Last read May 4, 2011 to May 23, 2011.

That's right! I'm reading it again because I love this book!

I've read a lot from Ayn Rand and am quite the fan. This is by far the best piece of her work. Her writing style stands the test of time while her subject matter is slowly coming to pass. I had never heard of Objectivism until I came across her work. I found that the more I read, the more I could associate my own thoughts and opinions with hers. She really knows what she is talking about and how to suck you into her world.

For such a long story, it is hard to put it down and I never became bored with what I was reading. I was able to immerse myself into her world. Her characters are believable and full of such depth that is hard to find in many novels written today. As a writer myself, I find I am inspired to improve on my characters and writing style each time I go back and read this novel.

I strongly recommend the audio book for those that do not have the time to read the book. It is approximately 52 hours of audio and worth every second. Atlas Shrugged is truly one of the greatest books ever written.

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message 1: by Pandora (new) - added it

Pandora Have you listened to the audio lectures, “Fiction Writing”, by Ayn Rand? I found that the best way to understand the structure (and style) of her work is with the Montessori method of writing the words. I have not written the entire novel, word-for-word, but I have written at least 40%. Montessori said that the method works well, because it is an understanding that stirs the subconscious level. It is better than just reading.

Courtney Conant I have not listened to them. I'll have to see if I can find the collection though. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

message 3: by Pandora (new) - added it

Pandora They are on Amazon, for around $100, the last time I looked, which was two years ago, but they helped me tremendously. My book is selling, although slowly, and I've had some reviews that praise the book, and some that attack it. I enjoy the ones that attack.

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