• • • Differing reactions to Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged
Capitalism Magazine Atlas Shrugged |Image |Objectivist author | t’s hard to get your mind around this, but a lot of people are really put off by Atlas Shrugged. I read a fair amount of web-chatter about Ayn Rand and Atlas, and even allowing for the dishonesty, I find a number of people who find Atlas . . . well, let one of them say it, not I. Here’s one of the more polite, less venomous reports: “I’m 450 pages in, and have yet to encounter a character I give a s**t about.” I never met characters I cared more about. As others have said, the characters of Atlas sometimes seem more real than the people around me.