Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Strike

Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand
Read Katy Reading

AKA

“Where/why/who is John Galt?”
Or
“$$$”

Summary: An apocalyptic novel, in which a vice-president of a transcontinental railroad and a few other bigwigs struggle to make a profit against the socialite bureaucrats, the latter-doing their best to curtail the former. Furthermore, the great bigwigging minds of the country are disappearing, one by one.

Rating: A must-read.

Rating of the reader: So-so. She could’ve read a lot slower than she did, but the accents –were- kind of nice.

If you want to hear someone rant about their lifes’ philosophy for 45 hours, this book is definitely for you! And, despite the strong ideological standpoint, gleaming from its pages, (and the three-hour monologue that one of the characters broadcasts to the public in the last section of the book), it does have plot value.
The heroine, Dagny Taggart, is surrounded and fawned upon by likely assortment of male suitors in high places. Sadly, only one of these dies in the end, forcing me to believe that the woman had a serious attachment to her characters.

And now, I shall return back to bed and nurse the cheek still swollen to the size of a small orange.

Viva, objectivism~!