This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?
Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor — and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.
Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy — to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction — to the philosopher who becomes a pirate — to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph — to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad — to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
'"Who is John Galt?"The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum's face. The bum had said it simply, without expression. But from the sunset far at the end of the street, yellow glints caught his eyes, and the eyes looked straight at Eddie Willers, mocking and still—as if the question had been addressed to the causeless uneasiness within him.' p.1I love this opening. At this point you have no idea who John Galt is and why he would be relevant. Eddie Willers himself doesn't know either but I really like the description of the 'causeless uneasiness within him'. I think everyone has that feeling every once in a while and I love seeing feelings described accurately.
'An inexplicable kind of distaste, part fastidiousness, part boredom, stopped him whenever he tried to consider it.' p.31I love how Rand plays with words, analyses feelings and describes them. Her characters aren't always likeable but quite often they are recognizable.
So, that's me. I really love the way that Rand writes, it's very honest. I am quite excited for Atlas Shrugged now, seeing what's coming up soon. Which book are you reading?