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Which is a better book to read First?

Atlas
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Fountain
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Either
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Neither
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2007, 01:45:23 AM »

I am reading Atlas right now the only problem is that edition I am reading seams to be in micro type which is very hard to read.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2007, 01:57:18 AM »

I am reading Atlas right now the only problem is that edition I am reading seams to be in micro type which is very hard to read.

I agree. Suprisingly, It by Stephen King was really easy to get through though. I read it in about a week.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2007, 03:01:41 AM »

It's hard to fit either of those books in a decent-sized vehicle unless it is in small print. I think you would probably have to have the hardback drop-shipped. I've never actually seen a Rand hardback.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2007, 11:59:45 PM »

As I get older, I find I prefer hard cover books because of the larger print. They also lay flat on a table, making them easier to handle. Unfortunately, my daughter keeps sending me King's Dark Tower series in paperback, and I almost need a magnifying glass to read them.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2007, 12:34:40 AM »

Yeah, I'm geezin, too. One eye is completely useless.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2007, 11:37:32 AM »

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War and Peace remains to this day the only book I have started that I have not yet finished. 

I leave books unfinished all the time.  If they don't grab me by the first few chapters, I'll toss them in the donate bin and read something else.  If they're really bad I'll toss them in the trash, although it took me a long time to be able to throw away a book and I still feel uncomfortable about it. 

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The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are not an easy read, though watching the movie or listening to an abridged book on tape is infinitely better than skipping them altogether. 

I'm not looking for an easy read, I'm looking for a good read.  Some of the most enjoyable books I've read were difficult - they involed concepts and ideas that were hard to understand and required lots of thought, but they were well written and engaging. 

Rand's ideas are not the problem.  The problem is that she was a shitty writer. 

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Way too many objectivists have tolerance problems. 

The same goes for the big L libertarians who routinely look down their noses at small Ls as if they were an inferior species of insect. 

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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2007, 01:49:36 PM »

im reading the fountainhead...still

I started reading it late july/early august, '06.

as of now, I only have 200 more pages or so til I finish it.

I think its a wonderful book.  quite thought provoking as to what drives me to do the things that I do.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2007, 01:52:48 PM »

The movie was a lot quicker.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2007, 01:53:57 PM »

I have to say I really dislike Rand's style. I really hope they don't do Atlas Shrugged movie like The Fountainhead. Ugh. Gets on my nerves.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2007, 01:56:54 PM »

blame the soviets.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2007, 01:57:28 PM »

Arrrrrrgh.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2007, 02:36:50 PM »

Rand and the director had trouble with the studio producers that changed the script during the filming of Fountainhead, so there's not much you can hope for if you got idiots running the show on any film production.

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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2007, 02:44:54 PM »

The only good part of that movie was Gary Cooper.  I laughed alot during that movie wondering how in the hell anyone could get that worked up over architecture. 
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2007, 02:48:16 PM »

Rand and the director had trouble with the studio producers that changed the script during the filming of Fountainhead, so there's not much you can hope for if you got idiots running the show on any film production.

-- Bridget

I can't help but think they were trying to make her scrip a bit more palatable. I guess she won.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2007, 05:28:01 PM »

Rand and the director had trouble with the studio producers that changed the script during the filming of Fountainhead, so there's not much you can hope for if you got idiots running the show on any film production.

-- Bridget

I can't help but think they were trying to make her scrip a bit more palatable. I guess she won.

Uh, yeah, who exactly do you think are the idiots here? The ones trying to make buck or the ones who don't give a shit if anybody sees their work?
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