Who is John Galt ? (Atlas Shrugged)

The Fountainhead was a pretty good book …

I was at Crosswords, the other day, and happened to notice that they had ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in stock for 275.

Didn’t think twice … bought it …

“Atlas Shrugged” is also by Ayn Rand and is another of her best seller …

This is the 35th year, the book is in production …

From the time I had finished the Fountainhead, I had been trying to get my hands on this book, and here it was … finally …

The book, may be pretty intimidating to many … its about 1100 pages, with a very small text…

I haven’t read the entire thing, just started today … read about 100 pages and thought of writing about the book.

The book, reads a lot like the Fountainhead, and reflects Ayn Rand’s style of writing …

She stresses a lot on emotions … and the character build up …

Unlike Fountainhead, this has a lot more characters and the story is quite interesting from the starting pages…

The manner in which she describes, each and every thought, emotion … her manner of writing … is simply superb …

Just 100 pages into the book, and she’s mapped out all the characters perfectly … and with every other page, the detail gets more clearer …

The book, like the Fountainhead, is based on her philosophies of life – namely Objectism … Or the virtues of selfishness …

The characters, are again, portrayed very strongly, and you can’t help but feel attached to some, and hate the others …

The book, is not a page turner … as per se …

Its no a mystery book … and sometimes, it gets slow … but at the same time, is very intense …

I’ve thought about it a lot, and I don’t think a movie might ever be possible on either of the books … the character portrayal will be just too impossible …

Anyways, if you have read and loved the Fountainhead … I think you’ll enjoy this book too …

Am already doing so …

More, after I have finished reading :)

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  1. HELLO! I’m not a stalker, please dont kill me xD Actually I was just looking at a few of the searches that came up under my “interests” and i found
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  2. jus came across ur blog … coz of atlas shrugged .. well wud like to add tht atlas shurugged really catches ur interest aftr abt 500 pgs or so…its jus get better with time.. so man..the BEST is yet to come.. hv a gr888 time readin it…

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