Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Read & Discuss Ayn Rand's Novel, Atlas Shrugged

Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic and he recently wrote an article titled Calling All Readers: Join the Atlas Shrugged Book Club, which posted to The Atlantic website on Monday, February 11, 2013. In his article, Mr. Friedersdorf writes the following:
The Atlantic will take on the controversial novel in a multi-part discussion that begins February 18.

Published in 1957, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is one of the most controversial novels in American history, and a hugely successful one too: It has sold more than a million copies ... since 2010! Alan Greenspan, Clarence Thomas, and Paul Ryan have cited it as a significant influence on their thinking. Tea Party-affiliated entertainers touted it at the height of the protest movement. And fans and critics alike found it relevant to the 2010 election.

But how many people who invoke the book have actually read it since high school? Or ever? 

Atlas Shrugged
Click on above article to read the full article, where you will learn more about which chapters to read and discuss when and how to participate in the discussion of Atlas Shrugged in this exciting new online book club!

I've never read anything written by Ayn Rand before. I'd love to read and participate in this book club discussion, but unfortunately, I don't have enough time to obtain a copy of this novel and read the 1st 5 chapters before February 18th as I have a lot going on in my life at the moment.

Ayn Rand
I'm hoping that other readers out there interested in reading and discussing Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, will enjoy participating in The Atlantic's Book Club Discussion.

Until my next post, happy reading! 

P. S. If you decided to read Atlas Shrugged and participate in the online book discussion, let me know about your experience

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