1192 pages, 1999
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-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. The plot is driven by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with tall questions about good and evil.
This interesting quote summarizes the book’s message: “Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book.
You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy... why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction. ”