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Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
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PublisherPlume
Release Date1999-08-01 (added to CC 15 Jan 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank111
At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers.

Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit.

* Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club

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I love this book. I really liked Dagny. I am an architect and have read fountainhead a million times. But I think I like this book even more.
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I wanted to like this - truly. It is, after all, the seminal piece for the modern libertarian.

But it is dreadfully written with dull, leaden prose, and hundreds of pages of long, long, LONG boring speeches.

I've read this at least six times in the past 30 years. Each time the opening makes me think that I'll just swing through it. But the final long, long, LONG speech by John Galt at the end - dreadful and slow and repetitive.

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