Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

1168 pages first pub 1957 (editions)

fiction philosophy challenging reflective slow-paced
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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 ha...

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Moods

challenging 76%
reflective 57%
dark 31%
tense 28%
inspiring 26%
adventurous 24%
mysterious 22%
informative 19%
emotional 13%
hopeful 10%
sad 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 74%
medium 23%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 25% | Plot: 19% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | No: 39% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.19

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