Climbing the Mountain of Atlas Shrugged

As sharp-eyed readers may have noticed from my sidebar, I’ve decided to take up the challenge of reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged – all 1,074 pages of it, in my softcover edition. Say what you will about the woman, but no one will ever accuse her of failing to deliver a low price-to-word ratio.

I’ve expressed my differences with Ms. Rand in the past, but I can’t see any harm in giving her one last shot at changing my mind – and this book may be the subject of another chapter-by-chapter review, probably sometime next year after the current The Language of God series is completed. So, will Atlas Shrugged turn me into a jargon-spewing Randroid? Will it lead me to a nuanced and thoughtful libertarianism? We’ll have to wait and see!

This is an open thread. Has anyone else actually read this entire book? What did you think of it, if so?

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