Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Trying to Make Its Point Again

Link to February26 post, "Atlas felt a sense of déjà vu".

The book's 30-day average Amazon rank was 127 on February 21.

And there are currently 27 holds on 37 copies in LINKcat. Something's in the air.

I, too, shrugged, though it was after I finished the ordeal of reading the book. I actually read all of that 50? 60? page rant. (Yeah, no copy in my personal library.) Back in the day -- that would be almost 40 years ago -- reading The Fountainhead, my intro to Ayn Rand, was a lot of fun. Of course, I focused on the plot and characters and didn't bother with the brain-dead philosophy.

Then there's the appropriately melodramatic Hollywood take, with over-the-top music by Max Steiner, who never met a screeching chorus of violins he didn't like.

Take a look, give a listen.

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