• • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – review
David Thomson, The Guardian (London) Atlas Shrugged | Amazon ranks books according to their current sales. I thought I would compare Dianetics with Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The Rand novel was published in 1957 and it apparently has a devoted readership eager to believe in the free mind solving all problems. My experiment was conducted on 20 January 2013. The hardback of Atlas Shrugged was then ranked 62,059, the Kindle edition at 976 and the paperback at 416. I was surprised and impressed, but I’ve seen people on buses, in parks and at the beach reading Atlas Shrugged. I have never seen anyone reading Dianetics, and this might be why: the hardback is ranked at 402,370 and the paperback at 24,618.