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I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded a Communist 'cause I'm left-handed

Posted on 2009.15.09 at 13:11

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Tara
elementalv at 2009-09-15 17:22 (UTC) ()
The Fountainhead may well make your brain explode. Although Atlas Shrugged gets a bit preachy at times, it's a good end-of-the-world read.
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primroseburrows at 2009-09-15 17:33 (UTC) ()
It's just. I am so diametrically opposed to everything I've ever heard Ayn Rand believed in. I just don't know. But I think I should read some because otherwise I'm pulling opinions out of my arse, y'know?

Edited at 2009-09-15 17:33 (UTC)
Tara
elementalv at 2009-09-15 17:37 (UTC) ()
Part of the problem with Rand is the preachy tone her writing takes. The other part is that occasionally, her kinks show through. In The Fountainhead, that means that the male protagonist rapes the female protagonist very early on in the book, the female falls in love with him as a result. Or somesuch. It's been years since I tried to read it, and when I hit that scene and read a bit of the aftermath, I put it down and didn't pick it up again.

Atlas Shrugged has a message, but it's something you can read past for the most part, because the story is interesting. As long as you skip John Galt's radio speech near the end, you should be okay.
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primroseburrows at 2009-09-15 17:53 (UTC) ()
The main reason for me wanting to read her in the first place is to get a firsthand idea of her message, so I'll probably end up reading the speech (only after taking extra strength Tylenol, mind you).

Edited at 2009-09-15 17:53 (UTC)
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