Jejudo, South Korea
I don't have time to do a full review right now but I just wondered if anybody has any ideas on the strength and weaknesses of this book. I know Angel Rand (wherever she is) might have something to contribute as well as kevintaylor.
Quickly, it's too long and repetitive, the love scenes are laughable, and it reads very, very Russian to me (with a tinge of Robert Heinlein). That said, I enjoyed it in all its simplicity and found it just as frustrating for that simplicity.
Question: How is Dagney Taggart justified in shooting the guard at the end of the book if the initiation of force is not allowed?
Complaint: Too many blue eyed, blond haired people running around (Okay, John Galt does have green eyes but all the other good guys seems to have variations of blue and the bad guys' eyes, except for one and that was just the haziness of the pupils, are never described).
Yeah, just trying to start a debate.
[This message has been edited by Brad (edited 02-20-2000).]