'The Fountainhead' is one of the greatest books of its time. In it you will meet, head-on, the brilliant young architect Howard Roark. You will witness the beauty, desirability and dangerous ambition of Dominique Francon. You will reel, stunned, like the millions of other readers who have assured this book a place in the century's history, at the ...
'The Fountainhead' is one of the greatest books of its time. In it you will meet, head-on, the brilliant young architect Howard Roark. You will witness the beauty, desirability and dangerous ambition of Dominique Francon. You will reel, stunned, like the millions of other readers who have assured this book a place in the century's history, at the meeting, and mating of these two most powerful creatures in modern America. 'The Fountainhead' is about ambition, power, gold and love ? a love so firm that it triumphed over slander, separation, jealousy, and the cruel assaults of those who sought to destroy it.
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A discussion with friends led us to buy and re-read four of Ayn Rand's books. Funny, when we were young and idealistic, her philosophy sounded so good. Now that we're older (much older, alas) and have some real experiences, it's revealed to be selfish, self-serving, and ruinous to society. Well-written, great characterizations, but an awful message.
Aug 16, 2012
Collectivism denounced early
More timely than ever during the Obama y,ears when a so-called "fairer" society is being touted, the classic novel bolsters the view of a single person's right to his own accomplishment. The architect hero did, indeed, BUILD that only to be put on trial for destroying it after ignornat masses, mass media, and massive governm,ent turned it into a permanent abortion.
Sep 3, 2010
One can see why the author's been rediscovered
I really enjoyed this although it was a bit preachy at times, but even then, the sermons fit into the plot. Liberals may hate it, but too bad for them. Minds should be open!
Jun 18, 2009
It 's a must read
This is a book that has an excellent command of language. It is the type of book which a reader will read over and over--including me. The characters are as up to date today as when the book was written.
May 14, 2009
This book was good. I ordered it after I watched the movie about Ayn Rand's life. I also watched the movie The Fountainhead. The book was different than most but good reading.
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