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Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

This fabulous image by DecoEchoes, which is available for purchase, pretty much comes as close as it possibly can to the madness and magic that is Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
No doubt you too had to read Rand's "The Fountainhead" in high school. If you didn't then shame on your county's school board. Regardless of what you have or haven't read, I want to suggest picking up "Atlas Shrugged."
I first picked this up in April of 2008. Never read it before, though, I had read Rand's previous works.
Let me tell you, the paperback version has almost 1,200 pages (of tiny print). Add to the fact that the first 100 pages are as painful as your first tattoo, and this book is virtually unreadable. Then, something happens around page 112 or so that makes this book AN ABSOLUTE PAGE-TURNER!
I'd tell you what this book is about, except that it's hard to put into words. Even Cliff's Notes was troubled to put it into three sentences. It took them 3,695 words to explain what the book was about. To give you some perspective, that's MORE THAN TWICE the amount of words in the US Declaration of Independence--including signatures!
My advice to someone who has a challenging time reading or even finishing a book, once you've started, is to find a reading partner to keep each other accountable to read! Whether it's this book or any other, READ! Summer's around the corner and what better time than now, to put a book list together.
What will you be reading?
What are you reading now?
Would you consider "Atlas Shrugged?"
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