My bad, complete brainfart, the Wiki is right. I will edit my previous post to hopefully avoid any further confusion.lolipedofin wrote:@Serpentarius: I just cheked Wiki, and it said that the first book was, "A Game of Thrones" not "A Clash of Kings".
Which one is the first book??
Cat Megex wrote:I've heard that Ayn Rand's books aren't actually that good; however, it may simply be the philosophies she writes about and not her writing style that the critic was commenting on.
lolipedofin wrote:I'm currently looking for "Lolita", been curious about what's in it... a publisher recently published the novel in Indonesian, but i'm looking for the one in English...
Terry Goodkind has a similar issue, I think, especially in his later novels. It doesn't bother me much, since his philosophy (which is quite similar to Ayn Rand's) is fairly close to my own, but I get the feeling that more Leftist readers would find it intollerable.Balcerzak wrote:It's kind of a grab bag. She definitely has her flaws, and will sometimes have a character monologuing her philosophy for the better part of a chapter, which will definitely get stale, especially if you're not into the philosophy. However, I remember that happening more in Atlas Shrugged than The Fountainhead, personally, and I don't think it happened at all in Anthem.
That said, it's been years since I read the books, and I was very into the philosophy aspect of it, as it was (to me) novel, new, and sort of uplifting. Your mileage may vary, as from what I gather, it's pretty much love it or hate it, with Rand.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is also quite good, although a massive undertaking.
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