Atlas Shrugged has ratings and reviews. Jason said: Ayn Rand makes my eyes hurt. She does this, not by the length of her six hundred thous. View Lecture Slides – Ayn Rand – Atlas zbuntowany from ECON at Poznan University of Economics. Title, Atlas zbuntowany. Author, Ayn Rand. Translated by, Iwona Michałowska- Gabrych. Publisher, Zysk i S-ka, ISBN, ,

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Atlas Shrugged

Leonard Peikoff Goodreads Author Introduction. 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?

You will know the answer This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story. Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy — to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction — to the philosopher who becomes a pirate — to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph — to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad — to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.

You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.

Paperbackpages. Published August 1st by Plume first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Atlas Shruggedplease sign up. Why Hank was mad about whole incident? I can’t understand what writer wants to convey with whole scene TyLean Dagny saw the bracelet as more than Rearden Metal, it was the manifestation of Hank Rearden’s achievement – which very few people appreciate. It’s …more Dagny saw the bracelet as more than Rearden Metal, it was the manifestation of Hank Rearden’s achievement – which very few people appreciate.


It’s more than a valuable metal Lillian Rearden, on the other hand, sees the bracelet as nothing but a trinket to show off that she – and no one else – is Mrs. Lillian is a looter, and Dagny sees Lillian as undeserving of the bracelet.

In Dagny’s eyes, it is morally wrong for Lillian to wear such a bracelet. As for Hank’s reaction I believe it has more to do with his own denial than anything Dagny or Lillian have done.

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Hank – at this point in the book – is still struggling with how his obligations, his responsibilities and his morals are at odds with one another. Leo Walsh “Anthem” is at least an decent pulp science fiction novel. It is derivative of many distopias, notably “We” by Zamyatin, but it’s not terrible.

The “heroes” don’t act heroically. Instead, imagine Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark abandoning regular people, and holing up in a gated community. Then exhuming Marie Antoinette, where atlaas can scoff at the common people, and chant “Let them eat cake. I often find myself laughing, saying “People don’t act that way.

One of the “good guys” [according to Rand’s intentions, not my assessment] disrupts a wedding, preaches for like twenty pages maybe fifteen or twenty minutes straightinsulting the groom and his guests and doesn’t get slugged You get the point. See all 25 questions about Atlas Shrugged…. Lists with This Book.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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 dand roll them.

Socialists are frightening creatures who lurk in corners, waiting to pounce on you. They are unpredictable, they have curvature of the spine, and they often Ayn Rand makes my eyes hurt. They are unpredictable, they have curvature of the spine, and they often foam at the mouth. This is a socialist: Zbuntowanny, on the other hand, are calm and rational beings who never lose their tempers.

You can always trust a capitalist. And they are super easy to spot, too—just zbnutowany for the hummingbirds who sew their clothes for them. This is a capitalist: The problem with all of this is the fact that her characters are not at all believable. Beyond that, the narrative itself is monotonous and repetitive. This is not exactly a beach read. And ultimately, this is the fundamental principle on which Rand and I disagree. Although I do believe, and strongly, that the government should have tand authority to interfere in the private lives of its citizens, do I think the government should also abstain from interfering in the regulation of the zbuntoeany I qyn those corporate mother fuckers taxed and if that means Ima start foaming at the mouth, then so be it.

Ultimately, this novel is more absurdist fiction than dystopian fiction. But what does she care? Rand is an unabashed admirer of the wealthy industrialist and it is for him that she bats her eyes and licks her lips, not for me.


View all comments. Feb 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommended to Jennifer by: 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. It gave me a good swift kick in the ass. It teaches you to think with your mind, rather than your heart.

It doesn’t make you an uncaring person. You still feel with your heart, but you think with your mind.

Use your mind instead of expecting to get the rewards of others who do all the thinking. If everyone did this, the world would be perfect – that is the idea behind Ayn’s story. Of course, this will never happen. She just wrote a story about her ideal world. A lot of authors do that. No need to get pissed off at her because of it.

Yes, the book is wordy, but her words are genius in my opinion. I loved the long radio speech. Skip it if you are hating the book or better yet, stop reading it. Go out and smell the flowers instead. Is the story black and white? Authors have different styles – people complain. If every author wrote in the same style, people would complain. I can’t tell you how many co-workers I’ve met who complain about how the CEO is making so much money and they should get some of that money.

Well, go to college, get a business degree and work you’re way up the corporate ladder if you want the CEO’s salary. Don’t sit around and expect those kinds of rewards because you work in accounts payable. You know what it takes, so do it and shut up.

If it wasn’t for the person who created this company, you wouldn’t even have a job. I’m an administrative assistant making less money than the people complaing about wanting more money.

It just makes me sick. But the people in Ayn’s story didn’t work for money. They loved their jobs. And she wasn’t saying you had to be zbunowany rich, corporate big shot to hold the world up.

There were teachers and stay at home moms in her little world in the mountains. Ayn has extremely valuable points and if you are someone who is constantly looking for something to criticize in every book, then don’t read atpas.

If you can’t handle looking at your imperfections, don’t aayn it. If you have an open mind and are willing to learn something from every book and experience you have and grow as a person, then you will benefit from reading this book.