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Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What... show more
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world's motor - and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story." "Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life - from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy - to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction - to the philosopher who becomes a pirate - to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph - to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad - to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels." This is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525948926 (0525948929)
Publisher: Dutton
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
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Martha Sweeney
Martha Sweeney rated it
5.0 Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors and I have only read Atlas Shrugged. I saw the first two movies after a friend had mentioned them and loved the subject matter. After being sadly disappointed with the third movie (Atlas Shrugged Part III), I felt compelled to read the book. The first two movie...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Atlas Shrugged
I'm so thrilled that I finally read this! I have sort of a love-hate relationship with this book. There were momentns when I thought I was crazy for reading it and other times when I loved it. It's very heavy reading. She could have chopped 400 pages off and it would have been a better novel, but I ...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Atlas Shrugged
I'm so thrilled that I finally read this! I have sort of a love-hate relationship with this book. There were momentns when I thought I was crazy for reading it and other times when I loved it. It's very heavy reading. She could have chopped 400 pages off and it would have been a better novel, but I ...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
1.0 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
In ten words or less: It's a horrible, terrible book and you should read it. Ayn Rand's 1168 page behemoth is listed under classics and fiction, though, I fail to understand how it fits under either genre. Atlas Shrugged is a poorly written, illogical propaganda manifesto without even a semblance ...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
1.0 Reading progress update: I've read 1168 out of 1168 pages.
I AM DONE. Finally. Not four months as I thought but almost three. Because of some things I was linked to—thing one, thing two—I am definitely writing a review. If I ever recover to write coherently again (HA!). Post-it count: 314 (I sort of lost my spirit towards the end and started letting thi...
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