Originally Posted by tadao
Sounds like you should be reading Steinbeck.
I guess Steinbeck's view would be the opposite of Ayn Rand's then? Mind you I didn't stop reading Atlas Shrugged because the political message bothered me. The book is just to damn long and all though Ayn Rand has a real flare for writing parasitic characters her titans of industry are dull as hell and practically interchangeable. They go off on this pedantic rants about the need to be selfish and then there all chummy and knightly with other industry men, doing each other solids with only the knowledge there helping their bros out seems like a bit of a contradiction. They mostly speak in monologues too which isn't very natural. I did like the one where Dagny propounds point by point why she wants to be Henry's dirty, dirty concubine. Ayn Rand was pretty hardcore.