JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2003/06/more-on-atlas-shrugged-as-i-noted-here.html (7 comments)

jsid-1233980348-601786  Not Important at Sat, 07 Feb 2009 04:19:08 +0000

I'm pleasantly surprised, you should know from "dreck". I would never have guessed it......

jsid-1234024528-601798  Kevin Baker at Sat, 07 Feb 2009 16:35:28 +0000

Thus snipes "anonymous." ;)

jsid-1246988585-608719  DirtCrashr at Tue, 07 Jul 2009 17:43:05 +0000

I started it in High School, but since my taste in reading is for personal entertainment and not for "self improvement" I just couldn't finish it. I admire her from a distance now. With a father as a preacher I already had enough of people telling me what to see or how think, and I was not predisposed to read another sermon, and I can smell sermon from a mile away and under water.

jsid-1247966749-609224  ASM826 at Sun, 19 Jul 2009 01:25:49 +0000

I can see that you didn't care for the book. I like her non-fiction essays and the speech she gave at West Point in 1972 much better.
But with all that has happened since last November, I no long care what sort of writer she is, I have come to the conclusion that her vision of what would happen to America makes her a prophet.

jsid-1247967418-609226  Kevin Baker at Sun, 19 Jul 2009 01:36:58 +0000

Her essays are excellent and are proving to be prophetic. I've quoted from her West Point speech and I've mentioned her education essay "The Comprachicos" numerous times.

Her essays are excellent. Her fiction, not so much.

jsid-1247981595-609229  Ambulance Driver at Sun, 19 Jul 2009 05:33:15 +0000

Read Atlas Shrugged in high school.

Hated. It.

jsid-1263917107-593  the astronaut at Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:05:07 +0000

The Fountinhead, was also long. Maybe a third of what atlas shrugged is, but it was a pretty decent read. 

However, anthem is probably her briefest novel. It's by far her most efficient novel i've read. 

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