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Ayn Rand all around

October 1, 2014

I was a big fan of Ayn Rand when I was in my early 20’s – which is when you should be a fan… the world is a black and white place made up of people in perfect health and incorruptible character. Exactly as she saw the world, and made it easy to fit yourself into her novels. They’re all pretty good, actually, if you can get past the first 20% – She’s not great at starting a story, but once it gets moving, they’re pretty exciting.

Of course, that’s assuming that you skip over the John Galt radio speech in Atlas Shrugged.

But here’s some pretty cool Ayn Rand stuff. First, a nice biography of Rand in comic book form. I read it a while back, but recall it being very even handed, telling her point of view as well as digging a bit into the likely reality of certain moments, without completely discounting her version of her history.

Then, there’s the Buffy the Vampire by Ayn Rand, which is just fun, and isn’t trying for any such even-handedness.

There also appears to be an Ayn Rand’s Devil Wears Prada, which I haven’t looked at, but can’t imagine how that’s really that much different than The Devil Wears Prada – maybe it’s been too long since I’ve seen it and am just remembering Meryl Streep too prominently.

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