Sermon With A Cast

Which is the description used for Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged over at Asymmetrical Information. I would go a bit further and posit that all of Ayn Rand’s fiction can be described that way. I never liked the fact that somewhere in all of her books, the protagonist is going to make a stirring speech that makes extremely explicit the entire Objectivist philosophy behind what he's been doing for the whole book. As I've mentioned before, she is the classic literary example of how to beat someone over the head with your ideological point.

As someone in the comments brought it up, I’ll make a recommendation for Matt Ruff’s Sewer, Gas, and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy. It’s far more entertaining than anything Ayn Rand ever wrote.


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