Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand


I don't want to write a big long blog post about this but I did want to say that three many long years ago Shonya challenged me to read Atlas Shrugged. I meant to do the deed in one year but it has taken three.

But I did it.

I have been asked if I would recommend it to others.

My response goes something like this....

  • It is a classic.
  • It is a work of art.
  • It requires you to think. A lot. Hard. 
  • It is detailed and memorable.
  • It requires something of you.
  • It makes demands.
  • I wouldn't say that it's a Must Read. But I'd give you a round of applause of you went after it.

It's definitely high school reading material (on up) due to some of the content. I wouldn't suggest it to my kids until they were in high school.

I feel I have now earned the right to watch the movie TRILOGY. (There is no way to wrap this book up on a screen an a measly hour and a half!)

Now I'm spinning circles feeling free as a bird wondering what on earth I should read next . . . !


Barbara H. said...

Good for you! I keep eyeing this one but backing away because of its size and because I can't get a good idea what it's about. But then I read Don Quixote this year not knowing much about it except that it was a classic and the famous windmill scene. Still - this one is a sizeable commitment. Maybe some day!

Angela said...

Congratulations on finishing! I'm impressed.

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