Atlas Shrugged is a terrible book

I've noted this many times before: I've played Bioshock which I've found amazing and heard it was based on Atlas Shrugged. "Wow", I though, "this AMAZING game is based on a book, must be doubly amazing, I must read it!" Oh no, and so I have. Atlas Shrugged is a terrible book. It reads like fanfic. Atlas Shrugged is like "50 shades of gray", but for the economy. It's a long winded love letter to capitalism, with engineers and CEOs being by far the smartest, purest and best beings on our Earth, basically Disney princesses in suits, with doves landing on their lapels and everything. Being an inventor or a capitalist basically means you're the world champion of philosophy, limbo and sex. This goes for women too! Well, A woman who's equal to them in every way, except when she gets horny and requires a good tending to, you know, like a silly woman does. But only by her intellectually and entrepreneurial equal, can't have some schmo with no patents to his name caress your snow-white complexion with his rough inventor hands, looking at you with steely blue eyes. The grand finale is some guy reading out a manifesto on a radio or something to the entire Earth, everybody sits and listens in silence for hours because that's what 80 pages of it felt like. Why is Atlas Shrugged so revered? Edit: half of the comments answer it's not revered at all, the other half are calling me an idiot for not understanding its majesty. It's not a book about economy or capitalism because they don't work even close to what the book describes, the version of capitalism and social dynamics outlined in the book is the "Saturday morning cartoon" version at best. submitted by /u/dkarlovi to r/books [link] [comments]

Atlas Shrugged is a terrible book

I've noted this many times before: I've played Bioshock which I've found amazing and heard it was based on Atlas Shrugged. "Wow", I though, "this AMAZING game is based on a book, must be doubly amazing, I must read it!"

Oh no, and so I have. Atlas Shrugged is a terrible book. It reads like fanfic. Atlas Shrugged is like "50 shades of gray", but for the economy.

It's a long winded love letter to capitalism, with engineers and CEOs being by far the smartest, purest and best beings on our Earth, basically Disney princesses in suits, with doves landing on their lapels and everything.

Being an inventor or a capitalist basically means you're the world champion of philosophy, limbo and sex.

This goes for women too! Well, A woman who's equal to them in every way, except when she gets horny and requires a good tending to, you know, like a silly woman does. But only by her intellectually and entrepreneurial equal, can't have some schmo with no patents to his name caress your snow-white complexion with his rough inventor hands, looking at you with steely blue eyes.

The grand finale is some guy reading out a manifesto on a radio or something to the entire Earth, everybody sits and listens in silence for hours because that's what 80 pages of it felt like.

Why is Atlas Shrugged so revered?

Edit: half of the comments answer it's not revered at all, the other half are calling me an idiot for not understanding its majesty.

It's not a book about economy or capitalism because they don't work even close to what the book describes, the version of capitalism and social dynamics outlined in the book is the "Saturday morning cartoon" version at best.

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