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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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Jess
aphephobia at 2009-09-15 23:51 (UTC) ()
If you can switch off to the unsubtle attempts at splicing in her hideous philosophy into The Fountainhead, well... I loved it for the story. Ultimately, it's about being true to yourself, not conforming, and about how people will do just about anything to protect the status quo.

Also, there is so much homoerotic subtext in it that you will explode. The hilarious thing was that Rand herself was a homophobe, yet she's writing these books where female characters seem to get ignored or cast aside or be very, very stereotypical, then she's got things about men telling one another they love one another, helping one another out when they don't need to, and swimming naked together and telling one another they love one another.

When I read the blurb, it mentioned something of a forbidden love. I honestly thought that was in reference to Roark/Keating.

Atlas Shrugged on the other hand-- I've tried about four times to get into it and I can't.
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