Ayn rand's atlas shrugged is a collection of thirty-six essays on rand's monumental novel and its meaning the essays range from basic primers and plot summaries—competent book reports, more than anything else—to romps by scholars exercising their favorite theoretical hobby horses. Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, atlas shrugged is ayn rand's magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of america's best-loved novels by pbs's the great american read. The book is atlas shrugged, ayn rand's glorification of the right of individuals to live entirely for their own interest rand is said to have cried every day as the reviews came out.
Atlas shrugged: part i is a 2011 american political science fiction drama film directed by paul johanssonan adaptation of part of ayn rand's controversial 1957 novel of the same name, the film is the first in a trilogy encompassing the entire book. Atlas shrugged was undertaken as an expansion and elaboration on the ideas presented in ayn rand's previous best-selling novel, the fountainhead the themes of individual freedom and the importance of productive creativity would be further expanded on in this subsequent, much longer novel, but in. Atlas shrugged is a nightmare picture not of america as it was in 1957, but of the ersatz soviet union it might become sam tanenhaus, a former editor of the book review, is writing a.
The more intellectual, complex, and challenging the book, the worse the movie normally is, especially to fans of the original source material once again, atlas shrugged: part i bucks this trend, as it is every bit as smart and idea-oriented as rand's classic novel. Atlas shrugged more than any other book defends capitalism and a free market economy it defends free will, free thought and ambition if are looking for an alternative voice to describe today's world ayn rand does a great job - especially since she wrote about it in the 1950s. From original review in the ogden standard-examiner, october, 1957, by luise putcamp, jr: ayn rand has an idea about what could go wrong with this country, and she has built herself an impressive soap box in a 1,168-page novel called atlas shrugged.
Atlas shrugged book review showing 1-84 of 84 messages i now understand why you don't just read atlas shrugged and provide us with a book report you might not. This being the case, turning to atlas shrugged because you don't like the way things are going is the equivalent of diving for the centre of the fire because the frying pan got too hot topics books. Atlas shrugged is one of those books that divides its readers the book is extremely long and does get become unnecessarily long and repetitive at points, but is still a good read nonetheless.
Atlas shrugged perfectly captures the blood, sweat and tears a business owner goes through ayn rand speaks to such person, like no other book i've read and from a philosophical view i would give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Atlas shrugged is a 1957 novel by ayn randrand's fourth and final novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Part 1 - the book review atlas shrugged by ayn rand london: penguin classics, 2007 1184pp £1099 it is said of marmite that you either love it or hate it, you cannot just like it and the same can be said of russian born author, ayn rand's 1184 page epic novel, atlas shrugged. Atlas shrugged seems to buy into the fair's glowing vision of the future of trains rarely, perhaps never, has television news covered the laying of new railroad track with the breathless urgency of the news channels shown in this movie.
Jesse b reviewed atlas shrugged on 9/15/2006 + 5 more book reviews helpful score: 2 while this is surely a noteable attempt at a magnum opus, and while the writing is good and the story creative, the message and intent of this book is both misguided and excessive. Original review of atlas shrugged by ayn rand from the salt lake tribune, december 1957: several years ago when ayn rand's the fountainhead appeared we read it with a great deal of pleasure and so, upon seeing atlas shrugged looked forward to a good novel — if an extremely long one (1,168 pages. Atlas shrugged is one of those books that can't simply be categorized as an inspiring story, or an enjoyable exhilarating read atlas shrugged is an experience that if you are lucky, you get to understand.