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Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby DaveC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:26 pm

This ones for you, Q! :D

On Mark Reads/Watches, website I'm currently addicted to, Mark is doing a forced reading of a bad book for every $1000 he raises for a the AIDS/LifeCycle charity cycle he is doing soon. :clap:

Check out his Atlas Shrugged reading! :lol:

(Possible bad language, I've not finished watching it yet...)

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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby Quatermass » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:03 pm

I haven't watched it myself yet, but if he's doing Atlas Shrugged for charity, then he'd better be given more than a grand. :(
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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby DaveC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:34 pm

Forgot to mention, video is only 14 mins, if's read it before, the read is what readers voted for for him to read on camera! http://www.markreads.net/reviews/2012/04/mark-reads-bad-fic-1-atlas-shrugged/
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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:39 am

I'm a fifth of the way through it, its not THAT bad, so far.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:40 am

raptornx01 wrote:I'm a fifth of the way through it, its not THAT bad, so far.


Pfft. You must be a masochist.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby meerkat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:15 pm

:shock:

Dear God, it's like walking your eyeballs through Treacle! Dreadful book. The word 'enjoy' doesn't even enter into it!

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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby Quatermass » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:08 pm

meerkat wrote::shock:

Dear God, it's like walking your eyeballs through Treacle! Dreadful book. The word 'enjoy' doesn't even enter into it!

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Unless, like I said, you're a masochist. You know, enjoying pain?

I had to admit, though, d'Anconia was interesting, and a few characters here and there. But, as I mentioned in a blog I did on another forum while reading Atlas Shrugged, the Aristocracy of Pull has got to be one of the biggest unintentional double entendres in the whole of literature. Oh, and I giggled a bit at the train being destroyed in the tunnel. But seriously, why is Galt considered a hero when he indirectly causes the death of millions who were neither so-called looters or moochers?

As far as philosophical novels are concerned, Atlas Shrugged, to quote Little Dorrit, is an example of How NOT To Do It.

What book would I point to as a philosophical novel that is better? I'd probably choose Stanislaw Lem's Solaris.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged Forced Reading

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:52 pm

Ain't got that far into it yet. :x

I actually like Rearden so far.

for the philosophy, i know of it, and though i'm curious on her take its not why i got the book or something that effects me enough to not want to read it because of that.
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