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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Moonlight Reader's 30 Day Challenge: Day 08

Atlas Shrugged - Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

Day 08: A book that is overrated.

 

Atlas Shrugged, because Ayn Rand can't write worth shit, her main character is a total Mary Sue, and the entire premise of the novel is ridiculous. Pseudo-intellectual claptrap.

 

“Two novels can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other involves orcs.”  [Source unknown].