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    Posted: November/05/2007 at 12:19pm

1st Ayn Rand book.

Quite the intriguing book. Quite unique as well, with most of the story set in a society where the word 'I' does not exist. I guess Ayn Rand is not a fan of collectivism. This story has gotten me excited for her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged. This novella has a coating of her philosophy, more apparent in the last ten pages. Since it is only a shadow of the giant philosophy she created, I can't wait to read more.

Ayn Rand is selfish.
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heh snowman, we really think alike. what did u major in college? ive heard alot about atlas shrugged. goodkind has sort of prepared me for her.
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I'm still in college, third year. Mechanical Engineering. Taking a philosophy class in which Kant's duty ethics is used. Can't stand that guy.

I hope to get a lot of reading done in December.

2 Goodkind books.
2 Hobb books.
Atlas Shrugged
The Queen of Bedlam
The Road by Cormac McCarthy, very short book.

Beyond that;

More Goodkind and Hobb. The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett. Carey, Herbert, Heinlein, and Lynch, hopefully all by February.

Phew!

I'll get around to Ketchum eventually, but still maybe two years from now.
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I've heard many good things about The Road, I also want to read it soon. We should do it for a group read.

One of these days I'm going to get at Atlas Shrugged, lol!
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Chris, AR would be so proud. One of her non-fiction books is called "The Virtue of Selfishness". Of course she doesn't define selfishness the way people normally think. You are right that Anthem has the basics of her philosophy already in it, but it is probably the least controversial of her works because the society in there is so clearly evil. In Atlas Shrugged, the society is very recognizable, it could very well be modern day in many respects although it was written 40 years ago.
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Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent -- Ayn Rand/Terry Goodkind
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