Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand with Jan de Voogt (Translator)

fiction philosophy challenging mysterious reflective medium-paced

1168 pages | first published 1957

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller--nominated as one of America's best-love...
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Moods

challenging 72%
reflective 52%
dark 34%
tense 31%
inspiring 25%
informative 19%
mysterious 17%
adventurous 14%
emotional 7%
sad 7%
hopeful 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 82%
medium 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 25% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 1%

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