Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
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Reviewed: 2018-07-17

Ayn Rand drops into long-drawn out philosophical arguments throughout this book. It becomes hard to read when there are 100 pages of exposition on whether or not the market can take care of itself. However, Rand provides good character development, commits to her philosophy, and reveals how certain traits that are viewed negatively (jealousy, selfishness) can actually be used for good. Finally, the ending was decent, but it was too predicatable. 

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