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Subject: Re: OT -- More Bush Follies Date: 11/7/2000 1:16 PM
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I remember loving it when I first read it lo these many years ago, probably about 30 years ago, now that I think about it. The book hasn't changed, obviously, so it must be me, I guess, but I found it very hard to slog through this time around and only made it about 100 pages on the 5+ hour plane ride before giving up.

All the characters up to that point seemed totally black and white - no complexity of character or personality - so they (and their views) didn't seem real any more.

Funny - while I still agree with some of Rand's views, it was interesting to see how inflexible I found it at this age compared to the zeal with which I read it in my early 20s. I remember that even at that time I liked "The Fountainhead" better than "Atlas Shrugged". Maybe I'll have to drag that book out and re-read it to see how it has held up over time.


This is the experience of many people: conversion in late teens/early 20s. Many never re-read it. Those that do tend to have your experience.
As for personality: John Galt couldn't even have sex without giving a speech.
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