Monday, April 27, 2009

LINK Readers Yawned

Link to April 27 article, "Atlas Shrugged author see resurgence".

Excerpt: It's obviously getting attention from the general public. Rand book sales are "going through the roof," said Yaron Brook, the president of the Ayn Rand Institute. According to Brook, "Atlas Shrugged," her most famous novel, has sold more copies in the first four months of 2009 than it did for all of 2008 -- and in 2008, it sold 200,000 copies. It's been in's top 50 for more than a month.

Not bad for a 1,100-page doorstop of a book that came out in 1957, by an author who died in 1982.

Scattershot thoughts.

Expect to see used bookstores and library book sales flooded with copies before year's end.

I read the book at a time in my life when I always finished whatever book I started.

As of today, LINKcat shows 38 holds on 41 copies. And in spite of what the CNN headlines suggests, I don't see any coattails for The Fountainhead.

Oh, and in case you want to know more about those free-market types........

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