• • • Best-Selling Novels The Critics Hated
Forbes Atlas Shrugged |Paul Ryan |Image | Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. Published: 1957. Critical Reception: Like much of Rand’s writing, Atlas Shrugged was underappreciated upon publishing and was generally disliked. In the National Review, Whittaker Chambers called Atlas Shrugged “sophomoric” and “remarkably silly”, and said it “can be called a novel only by devaluing the term.” [....] Commercial Success: Debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List at #13 three days after its publication and was on the list for 22 consecutive weeks.