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05-11-2002, 10:08:11
Read it on my holiday. Got it from a friend, who happens to be an architect, and a non-conformist at that. Figured.

What a load of crap! Rainman meets Nietzsches Uebermensch. Struggled through the whole 700 pages in the slim hope one of the characters would actually evolve and show more than one dimension. But nope.

At best it's a nice timedocument from someone concerned about the rise of communism and fascism in the late 1930's.

Any other opinions?

05-11-2002, 13:34:16
That I'm glad I haven't read this book.

05-11-2002, 13:50:37
Don't. Total waste of time. Better to play Total War than read this pompous drivel.

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-11-2002, 19:41:47
You fool, Drekkus! It's been proved time and time again that it's impossible to read Rand without turning into a self-obsessed pisscrane!

05-11-2002, 20:03:57
It did made me think of Poly, yes. A bunch of self proclaimed Howard Roarks being non-compromising.

Maybe I'm too thick to get the deeper meaning of al this.

I wonder if the same thing could have worked in a different profession, say Pizzamaker. Roark would have been making pizza's the way he wanted, because that was the only way they are supposed to be. If a customer wanted ansjovis, he would have sent the ignorant fool away.

I'm reading a book by a belgian writer, Pierre Mertens, now. What a delight.

05-11-2002, 20:51:42
Surely Howard Roark wouldn't spend his precious time on the Internet? Why chat with the great unwashed when there's Serious Business to be done?

06-11-2002, 11:48:05
That's why I said self proclaimed.

So I reckon only Moomin and Laz have read it?

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-11-2002, 20:28:10
I became a self-obsessed pisscrane without assistance from old dicksock Rand.

06-11-2002, 22:08:35
Yeah, I think you're a natural, all right. Not that Rand couldn't have given you that final nudge over the edge.

I don't know what Rand's books did to me. Perhaps I have her to blame for getting the notion that all competent women secretly need rough and ready handling and "you're nothing but meat" talk in order to get really excited?

07-11-2002, 16:50:37
Originally posted by Drekkus
Don't. Total waste of time. Better to play Total War than read this pompous drivel.

I'd rather die I think.

08-11-2002, 20:20:29
Her other books are equally crap.