I became aware of this book when I was in my teens finally read it when I was 30 My life would have been better if I had read it sooner Buy this for your kids make sure they read it then make sure they learn the right things from itAs literature this book is just OK hence the four stars Rand was not a native English speaker That she managed to write this well in a second language is amazing I would have written this book differently but I didn t write it Everything after The Big Long Speech is necessary I suppose but kind of sophomoric definitely a B movie As science fiction the book is laughable but I suggest you cut the author some slack and o with it As an exposition of important ideas this book has no eual If you want to k Atlas Shrugged is a huge sprawling dystopian novel that combines economics science fiction philosophy and intriue It is the fourth and final novel of Ayn Rand The novel is written in a modern popular style and is mostly highly readable Probably the most difficult part of reading this book is its lengthThe novel seems to me to be particularly timely in regard to the current philosophical debate in American society at this time The book revolves around the larger issues of private enterprise and entrepreneurship and socialism and overnment control Within the larger theme are many subplots including some romantic intrigueThe first novel by Ayn Rand that I read was Atlas Shrugged Since then I have read Anthem The Fountainhead and a second reading of Atlas Shrugged Anthem and Atlas Shrugged are both dystopian novels I don t wish to risk spoiling the reading experience for a perspective reader It is clear to me that Ayn Rand conveys her personal philosophy
within these works In The Fountainhead she seems to extol her preferred architecture along with a very strange sexual these works In The Fountainhead she seems to extol her preferred architecture along with a very strange sexual between two individuals In Atlas Shrugged there is yet unusual romantic relationships between individuals Having also read a biography about Ayn Rand it is clear that there is a semi autobiographical aspect to those parts of these novelsIn summary I am very lad that I had a chance to read and study both Atlas Shrugged and the life and works of Ayn Rand Her novels provide both entertainment and fuel for thought I doubt that this book will suit the tastes of all readers but it is highly readable and was well worth the effort to me Thank You This book should be among ev. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did Treme. .
Ayn Rand ß 8 readTen in simple language with short sentences so it is an easy read That said this particular edition has irritatingly heavy typeface and a cramped layoutIf you fancy yourself as a superhero just read Sun Tzu The Art of War or Clausewitz On War which make clear and mercifully brief arguments which could actually be useful if you were a senior army officer Neither of them have much to say of value to anyone running a business or oing into politics although a lot of shallow people assert the contraryThe novel is an attempt to illustrate Rand s philosophy of Objectivism which can be discussed elsewhere if you have the inclination though few philosophers think it worthy of the time it would takeOne could imagine businessmen brandishing this book in the same way Trump brandishes the Bible It is seen by those who have achieved some success in business as a rationale for rejecting any and all constraints upon their behaviour Atlas Shrugged is one of those books that divides its readers The book is extremely long and does et become unnecessarily long and repetitive at points but is still a New York en 1000 monuments good read nonethelessThe story is set many decades in the past and focuses on a rail executive who finds herself in a world where business leaders are disappearing The story is interesting andripping but not the main reason why people read this bookThe story is suppose to express Rand s Objectivism to readers in a way is easy to understand and convincing This world view attempts to justify extreme egoism and reject altruism This is perhaps only bit of Rand s Objectivisms that comes through well Other parts such as her epistemology and metaphysics are easy to understand but very unconvincingThis book is a commitment to read but one that everyone should take in their life This book has influenced countless leaders throughout the world and it is ood to have read it to better understand their thought process Although
for me not as reat as the Foundtainhead this is another reat read on Ayn Rand Itme not as reat as the Foundtainhead this is another reat read on Ayn Rand It sometimes be a bit too lengthy and slow but it is so well written that you also will pass by that parts easilyYes a lot is written about the author Ayn rand and about this book in particular All kind of people seem to have hijacked the book for their own purposes trying to label and politicise the book What a pity Read the book enjoy it Then have your own experiences views opinions. Ve ever read It is a mystery not about the murder of a man's body but about the murder and rebirth of man's spir. Eryone s 100 books Ayn Rand who I personally think was not a very pleasant woman wrote it as a who I personally think was not a very pleasant woman wrote it as a to communism However some of the principles of the book could well apply today The idea behind the book is that people sho The writing is clumsy plot is nonsensical The characterization thin and unbelievable And interspersed are long boring sermons trying to promote a
ludicrous philosophy which makes Scientology seem sensible Avoid I am not against a lengthy book but a self indulgentpseudo philosophy which makes Scientology seem sensible Avoid I am not against a lengthy book but a self indulgent plus page manifesto in which characters ive uninterrupted speeches that take four hours to read and serve no purpose other than to preach the author s philosophy is completely unnecessary The book did clearly demonstrate Ayn Rand s philosophy through the characters of John Galt Francisco D anconia and Ragnar D I didn t need the sililouies I loved the character of Danny Taggart who is portrayed as a woman ahead of her time considering the era in which this book was written Can t stand Hank Reardan who is supposed to be a hero but is just an arrogant if intelligent putzThe writing style was awfulI would really love to know how many times some form of the word astonish is used in the book Rand seems to need to state the most mundane points in both the positive and negative fashion She would not say Dagny was happy She would say Dagny was not sad but happy That is to say she was filled with joy she was joyous She was not downtrodden but rather pleased This is not a uote from the book but would have fit right in Goodness Ayn leave it at happy we all Inside Cuba get it Rand does write somereat triumphant momentsespecially when her heroes accomplish a monumental task or pull off a dramatic act of rebellion These are the moments that push you through the drivel Examples the first run of the John Galt line or when John Galt instructs the clueless politicians in how to repair their torture machineAs for her philosophyI am not in agreement The world she portrays in Galt s Gulch would not be the end result of a nation which accepted her primitive childish self centered arrogant and elitist tenets Her true society would look like a bunch of four year olds sitting on top of their toys crying mine mine mine As a novel it fails completely The characters are cardboard and the plot so heavily signposted you could probably skip nine pages out of ten and miss nothing It has the virtue of being writ. Ndous in scope breathtaking in its suspense Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you ha.