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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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Jul 09, 2007

did not like it

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i didn't get around to reading this book until the blizzard a couple years ago in new york. i was in a particular mood, woke up at 3am and decided i had to get out of the apartment, so i grabbed the copy i'd bought a couple days before and suited up to go down to yaffa. it was nice, the snow fell gently at that point, the waiter and i had a great conversation when he saw i was reading the book, i got pulled in, read until past sunrise there, started looking up at the buildings while i walked around the city, totally identified with the ideal version of myself in roark, identified my own adult-long questionable-relationship-girl with dominique, got into objectivism because i was totally blissed out on the idea of egoism instead of egotism... and then i finished the book and grew up a few years. no one i know is going to say i'm some wise adult, but i have to say, seeing the first half of the movie on tv a few weeks ago made me pull the novel off the shelf of a friend, and after a quick scan and deeper reading of certain sections, the book's really a comedy.

come on. read it again. not in that "i loved it when i was 18 so it must have stood the test of time." read it as a bit wiser adult. see what you have to say about it now.
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message 1: by Abby (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:38AM) (new)

Abby I think Rand is a crap writer. I can't believe she gets as much attention as she does. Her novels, to me, read like political screeds. And that's not my idea of art.

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