March 31, 2011

Who is John Galt?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:54 pm

Have you read Atlas Shrugged? I finally got around to it about two years ago. It’s well worth your time, and I promise that, if you are paying attention to the way things are going in this country, it will send shivers down your spine.


  1. Read it in high school, roughly 40 years ago. Didn’t understand it then, but re-read it a few years later and “got it”. Have re-re-read it a few times since, and yeah, it sends shivers. You might want to have a read of her “The Fountainhead” and “Anthem”. She’d also written several non-fiction books that go into more detail about the philosophy behind her fictional stories.

    Comment by Permatourist — March 31, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  2. Movie version (Part 1) comes out April 15.

    Comment by Ken Adams — March 31, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

  3. Wonderful book. Hope the movie is half as intelligent.

    Comment by Aaron Burr — April 1, 2011 @ 2:36 am

  4. I’ve read it twice…the last time, not so long ago. Shivers is an understatement.

    Comment by Yabu — April 3, 2011 @ 9:39 am

  5. Enjoyed it. Looks like the movie might do it justice as it’s split into multiple parts.

    Comment by Carl Brannen — April 3, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

  6. Carl – Don’t know about doing it “justice”, exactly. Should be ok as long as you keep in mind that the purpose of the book is to explain Objectivism. The best we can hope for in the movie is that it will illustrate it.

    If it does that, I’ll be happy.

    See also: Fountainhead, movie vs. book, and remember that Ayn Rand was satisfied with how the movie turned out.

    Comment by Harvey — April 10, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

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