fountainhead review

Coreyc reviews for The FountainHead:

By the time you’re twenty, you should know that you can only disclose your affair with this book to select people. You should also know that people who think this book has anything to do with actual philosophy or politics are people you should back slowly away from while telling them it is a wonderful book. You should learn to separate your enjoyment of this book from your utter disdain for those Ayn Rand people, because they are scary and they didn’t read it for the plot. You should also have learned that you will have to apologize to anyone who knew you in the vicinity of reading this book, because you were probably a self-righteous, Principled, selfish asshole for at least two weeks after (and possibly during) the completion of this book.

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What other people have to say:

haha! a total masala book.. guess my decision when i came across a potential room-mate contemplating joining the campus objectivist club. ;-)

Well.. I guess I am one of those “Ayn Rand people” :(.. maybe that I am a big principled, self righteous asshole :( .. but If the only thing you get from that book is the plot, then am pretty sure the author’s purpose was defeated.

Thanks for linking to this. I identify with the reviewer. The plot carried the books, but the philosophies were heady, if structurally flawed.

Hmmmm. So what exactly was the reviewer trying to say? :)

“because you were probably a self-righteous, Principled, selfish asshole for at least two weeks after (and possibly during) the completion of this book.” – :))
Well, perhaps the book gives one a different experience on a second reading. :) I am liking it more than the first time as I began re-visiting it now… Not just as a novel…but at a different level too… dialogue writing is brilliant too…

About the author:

Arnab Nandi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. You can read more about him here.


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