Atlas Shrugged

Author Rand, Ayn
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I don’t dislike Ayn Rand as so many people do: Much as I may disagree with many of her points, I nonetheless found it constructively thought-provoking to consider them, and I am glad to have read The Fountainhead. However, Atlas Shrugged is not merely as long-winded as reputation would have it: It is also tediously preachy, making the same predictable points over and over and over again.

When she wrote We the Living, Ayn Rand was still learning her trade and how to embed her message in a story; The Fountainhead rests at an equilibrium; Atlas Shrugged has tipped the scales far in the other direction.