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Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged - Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors and I have only read Atlas Shrugged. I saw the first two movies after a friend had mentioned them and loved the subject matter. After being sadly disappointed with the third movie (Atlas Shrugged Part III), I felt compelled to read the book. The first two movies were fairly decent representations of the story, but unfortunately in my opinion, the third was not.

To start, I'm not here to preach political beliefs to anyone. I strongly agree with Ayn's perspective on life. If you want to have a long conversation about it or a debate, I'm not interested in doing so. I know that we all have different perspectives and opinions about life and how things should be. That's what makes life so fun and exciting. Different points of views that offer us insight into determining if we do or don't like something, and if we choose to incorporate more of those things in our own lifes.

The message is poignant and the characters are strong. I think that everyone, from every country, can gain immense value by reading Atlas Shrugged.

Ayn is not American born and I appreciate her work ethic and mentality greatly. I'm excited to read more of her works.