I am not sure if this was a fiction novel or a dialog on the hidden thoughts and actions of man. The battles between selfishness and selflessness, egoism and altruism, individualism and collectivism, freedom and compulsion are brought to light in a way that will cause you to question the motives of your own actions in this day and time. One statement from this book sums it all up and is a direct tie to her next book, Atlas Shrugged (an equally great work):
“I will live my life for no man, and ask that no man live his life for me.”
Ayn Rand has become one of my favorite authors of all time – not because I always agree with her, but because she calls on me to think. Beyond this, her grasp of the english language astounds me. She writes with amazing power and control.