The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

stuck in the middle

I'd like to be posting a snappy piece about what I've just finished reading, but I took on a freelance project to write an article on Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED and I'm feeling every one of its 1150 pages. Wow, this is not a good book. The dialogue, especially, is just wretched--B-movie exposition level. And I think once I finish it I might post on the creepy/disturbing model of female sexuality here, but I'm waiting to see if the first 400 pages are some big postmodern joke about bad novels and icky portrayals of women. I hope.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger zp said…

    i'll raise you.

    i'm reading "a return to modesty" by wendy shalit. i'm waiting for the punchline to a big postmodern joke about icky portrayals of women.

    frankly, i don't how to describe it but i'll post more thoroughly soon.

     
  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger mantooth said…

    yes, but is it a fanatically loved statement of radical right-wing "philosophy"?

     
  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger anna said…

    I just read Barbara Boxer's book. Horse sex! In the horse sex genre, Fry's Hippopotamus wins hands down.

    Ayn Rand reminds me of Danielle Steel. Everyone is a superlative. He was the best architect. She was the most beautiful woman, etc. Actually, I think romance writer-editors won't even let you write that way anymore.

    ubwbtle!

     
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