Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately each month on the 15th. Brought to you by Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy, we link up on her blog to see what others are reading!
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand’s daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.
Thoughts so far:
I’ve attempted this novel several times after reading Anthem and the references in Gilmore Girls! I feel at this time in my life, I am mentally prepared for what I have heard is a comprehensive work of fiction. Additionally, my friend admitted he bought several copies to give as gifts because he enjoyed it that much! The two male characters are relatable frenemies as they navigate the art of architecture in New York City. Their dynamic thus far is quite comical by way of their introductions – one being a genius who thinks way too far out the box for his school and the other who complies with everyone, including his boasting mother! The former is bold, direct, and unforgiving where the latter is confident and challenges appropriately to be the teacher’s pet so to say. This will be a slow read for sure because of the thickness (a whopping 727 pages!). Here’s to hoping I can finish it before the end of the month!
What have you been reading lately?