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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged presents the fourth and final writing of Ayn Rand. It is also the longest fiction book published by the author. After the failure in 1957, she continues to receive negative comments and reviews for her novels, until the re-publication of the story.

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Author: Ayn Rand

Genre: Science and Philosophical Fiction                  

Pages: 1168

Good reads rating: 3.68 of 5

My Rating: 7.2 of 10

Published: 1996

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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The theme of this novel Atlas Shrugged explains humankind’s existence. This book received many critiques as it arrived after a huge failure of her last book in the market. The author set it in the dystopian United States timeframe.

The story plot revolves around its main character named Dagny Taggart and the time of economic crisis in the world. The time when everyone lost their jobs and focused on their own survival.

Her brother, James, continued to make poor business decisions. She discovered that her first love and childhood friend Francisco decided to leave for Mexico.

The story explains a man attracted to Dagny, and at the inauguration of John Galt Line. They fall in love with each other.  After that, they went for a vacation where they discovered an abandoned factory that carries an incomplete but revolutionary motor and runs on atmosphere static electricity. After this, they search for the inventor and Dagny appointed a scientist who can complete the work.

On the other side, Dagny explained the situation regarding the company to her friends. The condition worsens when directives exist about leaving the company. This makes Dagny angry and forces her to give up on her job and join the protest. After a series of incidents in her company, she set her mind to return and take a hold on the situation. But later she receives information that one of his confidants stopped protesting.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel Atlas Shrugged

This book focuses on society, people and diverse political topics. There is a philosophical position in the book that represents an individual’s drive to survive an ongoing crisis. I rate this book: 7.2 of 10. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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