In comparison to Atlas Shrugged, have you read Ana Rand's first book We the Living?
Ayn Rand's _We The Living_, a tale of escape from totalitarianism, is a far more interesting book than _Atlas Shrugged_, which is crippled by its simplistic, reactionary ideology and one of the worst cases of bloat in the annals of literature.
I certainly can't agree with dmhenderson that _Atlas Shrugged_ is a "case of bloat;" I think the novel brilliantly renders Rand's unique vision and philosophical point of view: objectivism. However, I think the two novels are difficult to compare. _We the Living_ is, of course, her first work and a reaction against communism. Rand has explained that this novel is as close to an autobiography as she ever wrote. _Atlas Shrugged_ was published more than 20 years later, after she had time to mature as a novelist, essayist, philosopher, and lecturer, and I think this work reflects this sense of growth.
by TheBlondie 8 years ago
Did you like Atlas Shrugged?The movie that just came out- if you saw it, what did you think? I didn't read the book, but I pretty much thought the movie sucked. Did you see any of the liberal ideas that were supposed to be there?
by Susannah Birch 9 years ago
I love 'We the living'. Saddest romance ever.Second to that I'd go with 'Anthem'.What's your favourite Ayn Rand book?
by Aya Katz 8 years ago
I'm going all the way to Springfield, MO to watch the movie, since local theaters are not showing it. If you are going there, too, let me know, and we could meet before or after the movie.For those of you who are going to see it in other cities, why not let us know which city so that Hubbers who...
by Leta S 10 years ago
Who just hates her and why--and who just loves her and why? And I want to hear from those who have never heard of her, too!
by tony0724 8 years ago
I myself am really looking forward to seeing how well they adapt the book to film. I read the book so long ago I actually had hair back then !
by mortimerjackson 7 years ago
I wrote a review of the recent Ayn Rand movie, Atlas Shrugged Part 1. And it got me to wondering why people like Ayn Rand in the first place. The review is here, for anyone who is interested. <link removed>If you're an Ayn Rand fan, why do you like her? If not, why do you think that people in...
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