I first read this book many years ago after I had discovered Atlas Shrugged. It is chilling to realize how Ayn Rand seemed to know what was going to happen to our country. A nation of second handers, with the worst being the president of the United States of America.
Captivating story that still holds true so many years after it was first published. Excellent.
First of all, the reader was amazing. Secondly, the story is really well done when you consider that it was propaganda for a certain way of thinking. I had heard about Mrs. Rand for years, but I had no idea she was such a good writer. I had only heard the prickly part about her personality and philosophy. 32 hours well spent.
This was a unique and well written story. It is as concise an explanation of conservatism, as you're likely to find. It surprises at times, but the story is satisfying, even after all these years. The characters in this story are bold an memorable, and I would recommend it .
But it's exhausting. I found it difficult to pay attention to all of the seemingly unnecessary details. Also, to learn so much about so many new characters still being introduced well into the book. It's a great story, and very thought provoking and makes u self evaluate. However, I was happy to hear "the end."