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Posted on 02/26/2011 6:35:10 PM PST by grundle
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Helpful for those who will never have the free time to read the book before seeing the movie.
Should be mandatory reading in all the Blue States.
Just kidding about 300 pages. Could I get on the Book Club ping list? Thanks.
The book club wrapped up its work in August 2009. I maintain the ping list for people who want to be kept up to date on the book, movie or the general topic of Ayn Rand. Do you want me to add you to the ping list?
That would be great. I appreciate it. I’ve read all of her major works, and I’m looking forward to the film.
Mark for later.
I’ve been trying to get through the book for the last year, but it’s so hard to find the time. Thanks!
Should be mandatory reading for all voters. .
Oh for goodness sakes some poor souless greedy little schilll is going to wet himeslef over this...
I have it on my ipod from Audible.com. The unabridged addition, 63 hours long. The Narrator is excellent and its a lot easier to listen to than to read. I have listened to it at least 6 times. Just got THE FOUNTAINHEAD a couple of days ago.
Don't get me wrong, reading Rand was transformational for me as well and I regard myself as something of a small-L libertarian, but all the elevation of her writing blows my mind. She wasn't among the great authors. Her sphere was in communicating ideology.
I greatly prefer her earlier work, which was rather unapologetically more of a, what, manifesto? Primarily Anthem and We The Living.
Do you want me to add you to the ping list?
There’s something fundamentally wrong about that. :-)
Roark was “The Fountainhead”, not “Atlas Shrugged”. I only know for sure because I’m reading that right now. OMG, she really has a thing for beating dead horses.
It’s a tough slog sometimes, but worth it. She’s not the greatest author but the concepts and ideology, she’s almost without compare.
I do get my Rand protagonists in a tangle sometimes. Fountainhead is architects, Atlas is trains and mining, right.
Why couldn’t this have come out oh about 2 years ago? LOL
Here ya go bud. The movie’s coming out on 15 April, so you have time.
I began reading Atlas Shrugged in 1976.
I’m almost done.
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Looks like a nice app.
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FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, Afterword and Suggested Reading
Dagny is a model of the spirit and practice of capitalism. She believes in industrial production and profit hard work and earning large amounts of money. She orders rails from Hank Rearden instead of Orren Boyle because Rearden delivers his product and Boyle does not. Likewise, Dagny will provide freight service to Ellis Wyatt and the Colorado industrialists but not to the destitute economy of socialist Mexico because Wyatt and his colleagues produce but the Mexican economy does not. Jim, on the other hand, is an example of the spirit and practice of socialism. He believes in sacrificing for the "public good" and in giving chances to the little guy, rather than dealing with those already successful. He orders rail from Associated Steel instead of the efficient Rearden Steel in order, he says, to give Orren Boyle a chance. Likewise, Jim builds the San Sebastian Line at a cost of millions to give the impoverished Mexicans an economic opportunity. Dagny seeks to earn profit; Jim seeks to serve the public welfare. Because of their underlying differences, Dagny and Jim clash regarding the San Sebastian Line, the choice of steel companies, and many other things.
Based on this, I have to agree with EBH that Publius' threads - especially with Billthedrill's comments - are much better.
Okay, I’ll look into that. Thanks.
I am not sure if you do the Atlas Shrugged ping,if not could you forward it ....
Atlas Shrugged Part I is rolling out pre-release screenings around the country, including in Washington, D.C. last night, and the reviews are coming in. A sampling:
0bama and other Democrats might read it but they would never understand it.
Thanks for the link!
From the first link:
“[There] are countless scenes of rough, bleak dialogue that never seem to stay on the track. This soon becomes the tone of the entire film: incomprehensible gibberish. I’m more than willing to give credit to the sound engineers, mixers and operators for their crisp captures. That said, I haven’t a clue in hell what was rolling through John Aglialoros and Brian Patrick O’Toole’s craniums when they wrote the screenplay. Somebody please have them admitted for a CAT scan ASAP. [...]”
I betting that this is actually an ‘honest’ assessment of the film from the perspective of A LIBERAL. You would get the same review of the book which is clearly beyond the comprehension of this guy. If you’ve only learned arithmetic then you are going to have a heck of a time reviewing ‘Introduction to Calculus’.
I’m sure you’re exactly right.
A liberal would naturally be baffled by a world full of producers.
Aw come on, it's only about 6 pounds. Be a man!
Well, plus she thinks there's a good chance if she makes a success of it, the Mexican government will steal it from her and nationalize it.
OK, I got to this and realized the writer's an idiot. The sentence is literally true, but very misleading. Jim wants to make profit too, he just thinks he can do stupid collectivist things and still get there, whereas Dagny's world is the one that truly extends people an opportunity.
You and Bill are amazing. I hope your book gets published! Maybe the buzz of the movie will inspire the publishers to get moving and get it out soon. I think it would be a fantastic compliment to the movie. I wish you both the best of luck in this endeavor.
For your ping-list..
Atlas Shrugged is now on Netflix,no release date as of yet..
It only has 4 reviews all positive,alert the freepers to post some reviews..Thank you..
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