Well, I've finished another book worth posting about - The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. What did I think of it? I'll try to keep this short (and organized!).
- Some of the major philosophies are clearly unbiblical - namely that man should be exalted and not humbled.
- There are several scenes which are not appropriate.
- It's a long book.
- It's a long book. (The longer you read, the more you care deeply about the characters and what happens to them. I was only bored twice during this book)
- It causes you to think. There is no way you can read this book and not ponder what it means to have integrity and to truly and consistently work from a single mindset/worldview. And it criticizes the media in a unique way.
- It teaches you a lot about architecture. I've found myself analyzing buildings that I see.
- The characters evoke feeling (even the antagonist evokes feeling - usually anger, but it's still feeling) that most characters do not.
- While not a hugely plotty book, the plot is driving and twisty (mainly because of two characters: Dominique and Ellsworth).
- It's extremely well written - there are a few books that I've read that simply make you enjoy breathing. This is one of them. (Perhaps a list of others will follow at some point)
9 out of 10.