Fountainhead, The

Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand's own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero--and about those who try to destroy him.


Reviewed: 2020-09-25
This one's not for me. The book got me interested in Architecture and reminded me of the power of the press, but it is full of melodrama that I couldn't get into. The characters are a kind of stoic that I would make fun of in person. Also, it may just be me, but it seems like Rand copy and pastes the same paragraphs throughout the books. I constantly felt like I had already read a section.

BTW, the ending was entirely unsatisfying.

disclaimer: many of my friends and my mom really enjoyed this book, so don't take my word for it.
Reviewed: 2015-09-30
Is there a way to give negative stars? Overly long with repetitious scenes, characters who speak in long prepared speeches, an unpleasant black and white moral scheme, psychological tone deafness, and an ending that beggars belief.
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