18 June 2011

Atlas Shrugged Sunday

I had high hopes for this project (first post, second post), but unfortunately it just isn't going to work out. Too much of what I want to mock about Ayn Rand's magnum opus is abstract. What made doing the Left Behind mockeries so much fun was that they were equal parts terrible writing and terrible ideas. Atlas Shrugged is too heavy on the terrible ideas, whereas the writing is merely mediocre-to-poor.

Instead, I am going to be doing the Sword of Truth books. I wrote a pretty decent essay on these Objectivist fantasy books a long time ago, and I think they'd do well as a subject of a detailed examination.

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