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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Mar 20, 2008

it was amazing

This is a fantastic book. To shorten this review, all of my comments concerning Rand's novel, Fountainhead, apply here as well. In Atlas Shrugged, Rand has honed her novelist knife to a razor-sharp edge, making the almost 1400-page novel a mind-bending and thought-provoking pleasure.

Within the pages are her personal views, her philosophical explanations of moral justification, her beliefs in the importance of self-described independence as well as the ability for one to define one's self totally independent of any other mind.

Reading this novel, it is easy to understand the almost cultish following that Rand's writings have. However, I believe that given what Rand presumably believed such a following goes against the message of this novel as well as the philosophy of 'Objectivism'. Read this novel and redefine yourself. A good single-malt scotch on a cool Fall evening is definately in store after the last page is ringing in your mind!
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