>/lit/ tells you a book is shit
>you read it and find out it's basically a masterpiece
have this ever happened to you?
>/lit/ tells you Atlas Shrugged is absolute garbage
>"Please, it can't be that bad. I mean, it's 1200 pages long! I'm sure she knows what she's talking about!"
>1200 pages later
I've had the exact opposite experience with this pile of garbage. /lit/ goes on and on about how great it is and it's actually complete shit.
I know that the style over substance argument gets shat on here, but that is ultimately how I found the novel. It is a very juvenile work that contains fantastic description. I prefer the young more purple McCarthy prose to his later more minimalist prose though.
>says objectivism is great
>hasn't read Atlas Shrugged
Only after you slog through 1200 pages of garbage will you understand why objectivism belongs in the dustbin of philosophy. Pretty much, listen to officer Barbrady when it comes to Atlas Shrugged. Except for the never reading again part
>Thinking the writing style and allusions, and
especially the monoologues that Ayn Rand writes isnt the most beautiful shit you have ever laid eyes upon
You're still in high school and think Bernie Sanders is real cool huh? Its okay son, one day you will mature. Youre still young though its okay you can read Harry Potter. Maybe one day when you can grasp true beauty instead of Michael Bay-tier plot-based books. And if you are older than 25 and still think this book is shit than you mind as well just kill yourself desu senpai. i'm 400 pages in and this shit is fucking amazing.
h-hey guys, what about me?
Go read Atlas Shrugged you fucking ignoramus. I invite you, please, finish those last 800 pages.
If you aren't fuming in rage after John Galt's 60. FUCKING. PAGES. of platitudes, constant referral to the law of identities as gospel, and completely gratuitous use of the word "intransigent" in such a way that the word starts to break down upon it being spoken aloud, you truly are worthy of being admitted to Ayn Rand's super special club for selfish autists
>you are this mad
Lol maybe if you had an argument people wouldnt laugh at you.
Every action one takes is selfish. There is no truly intentional selfless act. If you cant comprehend this then maybe you should find a new hobby
Atlas Shrugged is the literary equivalent to those crazy pro-free market liberals you saw all over Russia after the fall of the USSR. People had fanaticism and anti-intellectual extremism drilled into them under Stalin and his successors, and when the dream of Soviet socialism was proven impossible they just switched their crazy over to worshipping the market economy instead.
My argument is that she bases her entire philosophy on the law of identities, and just completely discounts material monism without the slightest chance for it to raise objections.
>no selfless act
If you think childbirth is "selfish," you're beyond trying to save. And I'm a goddamn antinatalist. It's misguided altruism, sure, but it is genuine altruism nonetheless.
Although I don't know why I'm trying to argue with someone I'm now certain is an American middle/high schooler
I havent encountered John Galt yet. And I will finish them, but the first 400 pages are pure beauty you faggot.
>Not Go-getting industrialists.
you read the book and you called the main characters selfish?? Are you Nat Taggard??
>If you think childbirth is "selfish," you're beyond trying to save.
I guess I am too far then. It is part wanting to create a life, and part wanting to have offspring that you can mold into humans. Which makes it an act in one's own interest.
ya know what, I did read it wrong, I thought you were reading Atlas Shrugged and just put a pic of that book. My bad senpai
>making one spelling error because I was typing fast
>makes me a trailertrash sister fucker
>behaving out of instinct
I think you may want to look up terms such as "ego," "rational self-interest," and "objectivism" before you claim to be a Randian, friend
No, I was too busy with my piss-collecting OCD as a teenager to be a short-sighted & insufferably pretentious Randtard.
Nice bait thread, either way.
>oh im just going to have a kid out of the good of my heart because this world needs more people, and there needs to be more life here, not because I dont want to raise children and create a family.
Second off, I never claimed to be a Randian, I just agree with her opinions in Atlas Shrugged
If you assume Ayn Rand is shit than I automatically assume you are either: a liberal, someone who doesnt know the value of a hard days work, someone with no ambitions.
I assumed the least worst desu, maybe your one of the other two
There are so many sources of what is considered great /lit/erature that the thought of anyone taking recommendations from here threatens my sides so seriously that I may have to file a law suit.