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Old 12-03-2009, 10:25 AM
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Atlas Shrugged

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shrugged...dp/0452011876/

Have you read it? It's been a best seller for years.

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According to a 1991 survey by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club, Atlas Shrugged was second to the Bible as the book that made most difference in American readers' lives.[5] Modern Library's 1998 three-month online poll of the 100 best novels of the 20th century[48][49] found Atlas rated #1 although it was not included on the list chosen by the Modern Library panel of authors and scholars.
And now more popular than ever.
 
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:18 AM
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I've never read it, although I've heard a lot of good things about it. I'll read it now. Thanks John.
 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:08 AM
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I tried reading Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". Did not get to read more than a few chapters and this was a very long time ago. Maybe because of this, I did not consider reading Atlas Shrugged or any other books of hers. Maybe I need to develop a certain level of patience before I can sit down with such heavy books.
 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:13 AM
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I tried reading Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". Did not get to read more than a few chapters and this was a very long time ago. Maybe because of this, I did not consider reading Atlas Shrugged or any other books of hers. Maybe I need to develop a certain level of patience before I can sit down with such heavy books.
I think reading books of a theoretical nature requires a deep seated interest in the questions being asked and answered. Otherwise each page is cruel and unusual punishment.
 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:17 AM
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I find that reading books totally unconnected to business or personal development and motivation, helps to clear my mind and rejuvenates the creative process..
(Kind of like mysteries)
 
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Read all her fiction more than once.

Atlas Shugged is more revelent to this time period than when she wrote it.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:04 AM
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I think reading books of a theoretical nature requires a deep seated interest in the questions being asked and answered. Otherwise each page is cruel and unusual punishment.
I agree. There was a time when I used to think that I should finish a book that I started reading. (To think of the amount of time I wasted Or maybe I can look at it positively and say I just found out how not to write a book.) I think it was with Ayn Rand that I decided that there was a time for everything and that not every book that is recommended is suitable for me.
 
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