Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Intelligentsia Library





You must have read the Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand..Well, if you haven't, then don't fret..Very soon, you too might join the ever-growing list of it's passionate readers. It's pretty amusing how quite a bunch of them actually read the book so that they can exhibit their pseudo-intellect. They evoke 'brilliant' conversations about it and depending on how they wish to be recognised, they either conform to the popular opinion about the book or attempt to shock by giving a drastically different view. I'm trying hard here to not be completely disdainful of the followers of Ayn Rand's novels..After all,I'm one of them too:) Eventually, the book has transformed into a symbol representing all those accomplishments which some truly possess and some pretend to.. Unfortunately for the latter, if the majority decide to turn their backs to that quality, they'll have a tough time trying to reverse the effects of their 'pretence period'. Don't interpret my words as an expression of dislike for this lot..I am as fond of them as I'm of Donald Duck.

3 comments:

Balti said...

i haven't read the book yet, but do plan to.. thanks for lettin me knoe ur holdin such a discussion.. mayb il join in soon.. ;)

Guddu said...

Well... to that list You might want to add The Romantic Manifesto... I read the book a week back.. completely hating every page of it... Its too much "gyan"... But now, that the feat has been achieved, would love to debate on it... The books are just a bit too extreme I guess...

sudarshna.gemini said...

ah i find ayn rand's philosophy itself pseudo intelllectual at some level.but then you would call me jumping into the non conformist bandwagon i suppose,severly in that case limiting the freewill.

Followers