Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and final novel, it was also her longest , and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. The book depicts a dystopian United States in which private businesses suffer under increasingly burdensome laws and regulations. Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and her lover, steel magnate Hank Rearden, struggle against "looters" who want to exploit their productivity.
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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. To ask other readers questions about Atlas Silkindi , please sign up. Answered Questions Why Hank was mad about whole incident? I can't understand what writer wants to convey with whole scene Page no. TyLean Dagny saw the bracelet as more than Rearden Metal, it was the manifestation of Hank Rearden's achievement - which very few people appreciate.
It's mor …more Dagny saw the bracelet as more than Rearden Metal, it was the manifestation of Hank Rearden's achievement - which very few people appreciate. It's more than a valuable metal Lillian Rearden, on the other hand, sees the bracelet as nothing but a trinket to show off that she - and no one else - is Mrs. Lillian is a looter, and Dagny sees Lillian as undeserving of the bracelet. In Dagny's eyes, it is morally wrong for Lillian to wear such a bracelet.
As for Hank's reaction I believe it has more to do with his own denial than anything Dagny or Lillian have done. Hank - at this point in the book - is still struggling with how his obligations, his responsibilities and his morals are at odds with one another.
Leo Walsh "Anthem" is at least half-way decent pulp science fiction novel. It is derivative of many distopias, notably "We" by Zamyatin, but it's not terrible. Say about three-stars. The "heroes" don't act heroically. Instead, imagine Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark abandoning regular people, and holing up in a gated community. Then exhuming Marie Antoinette, where they can scoff at the common people, and chant "Let them eat cake.
I often find myself laughing, saying "People don't act that way. One of the "good guys" [according to Rand's intentions, not my assessment] disrupts a wedding, preaches for like twenty pages maybe fifteen or twenty minutes straight , insulting the groom and his guests and doesn't get slugged You get the point. Should I flog myself for starting this book? Leatrice Berman While it is daunting, it may be the best book you will ever read.
My question is if reading it will give me any insight I need or if it is just a waist of time and unnecessary self harm? Have others who have the same view on her politics as I not regretted spending their time reading the book?
Conchita I believe that people who don't like what the author stands for are the ones who will get most out of this book. Can anyone recommend a good audio book version of this? It is 63 hours long, partly because he keeps a slow-ish pace, but mostly because it is …more Listen to Blackstone Audio's version, narrated by Scott Brick.
It is 63 hours long, partly because he keeps a slow-ish pace, but mostly because it is just a super long book. His voice is stern but emphatic and just perfect for the harsh philosophy this book will throw at you.
I just finished it today, it took me several months and I listened to two other books during my long quest but I was very satisfied.
Don't be afraid to go back and re-listen to some good parts because Rand's language is dense but incredibly rich. Also, don't be afraid to zone out when she is going on the 5th rant about the same thing. I love it, I hate it, I highly recommend!
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From start to finish The films suck but the book remains a true classic. Did this book make an impact on how you see the world? What is the quote about 'The best gift is to showcase your genius and know that its understood'? Can't find the exact words!
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