Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

fiction philosophy challenging mysterious reflective medium-paced

1168 pages | first published 1957

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A towering philosophical novel that is the summation of her Objectivist philosophy, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is the saga of the enigmatic John Galt, and his ambitious plan to 'stop the motor of the world', published in Penguin Modern Classics. ...
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Moods

challenging 76%
reflective 54%
dark 33%
tense 33%
inspiring 23%
informative 20%
adventurous 17%
mysterious 16%
emotional 9%
hopeful 8%
sad 8%
funny 4%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 79%
medium 18%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 25% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 46% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 11% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 39% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 2%

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