Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

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...

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Title:Atlas Shrugged
Author:Ayn Rand
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ISBN:0452011876
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:1168 pages

Atlas Shrugged Reviews

  • deanna
    Apr 17, 2007
    The best way to understand Rand's message in this book is to simply close it, and beat yourself over the head with it as hard as possible. This is essentially what Rand does throughout it's ridiculous length. I see no reason that a book with a strong lesson can't also have decent character developme...
  • Seth
    Jun 05, 2007
    This book, as much as I detest it, is actually rather useful. Those who have read it tend to be those whom I most especially desire to avoid. Because those who have read it are invariably proud of the fact--ostentatiously so--it is even easier for me to keep my life free and clear of delusional egom...
  • Jason Pettus
    Jul 09, 2007
    Would you like to hear the only joke I've ever written? Q: "How many Objectivists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" A: (Pause, then disdainfully) "Uh...one!" And thus it is that so many of us have such a complicated relationship with the work of Ayn Rand; unabashed admirers at the age of 19, un...
  • Richard
    Jul 30, 2007
    Ayn Rand's characters are almost completely defined by the extent to which they embrace her beliefs. A good guy by definition is someone who agrees with her; a bad guy someone who dares to have a different point of view. For all the lip-service Rand pays to individualism, she brooks no dissent from ...
  • Simon
    Sep 08, 2007
    Absolutely terrible.Imagine an analogous situation:A white supremacist writes a book in which all the white characters are great and all the black characters are awful. If you were to read that book and as a result buy into white supremacy; that would make you an utter utter fool.And yet, Rand write...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 01, 2008
    This book really makes you take a good hard look at yourself and your behavior, which is why I think a lot of people don't like this book. It's a lecture and most people don't like to get lectured. I loved it. It gave me a good swift kick in the ass. While I've never been a "looter," I have made sev...
  • Christopher
    Feb 12, 2008
    As Ayn Rand's immortal opus, Atlas Shrugged, stands as a tome to a philosophy that is relevant today as it was in her time. Basically, the major moral theme is that there are two types of people in the world: the Creators and the Leeches.The Creators are the innovators who use the power of their wil...
  • Sparrow
    Jul 10, 2008
    I was visiting an old friend for the past few days, and she showed me this cover of Atlas Shrugged I made for her when we lived in Ukraine:[image error]It was a necessary repair, but it pretty much proves I should be a cover designer._____________________________________________Original review:I thi...
  • Jason
    Apr 10, 2011
    Ayn Rand makes my eyes hurt. She does this, not by the length of her six hundred thousand word diatribe, but rather by the frequency with which she causes me to roll them. Do you want to know what I’ve learned after spending nearly two months reading Ayn Rand’s crap? Here’s a brief ru...
  • Richard Derus
    Aug 16, 2012
    UPDATE 8/25! This blog debunks some of the Aynholes' major misunderstandings about the book.Pretentious poseur writes pseudophilosophical apologia for being a sociopath. Distasteful in the extreme.[image error] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Lic...