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    Quote Originally Posted by Iolo View Post
    Well, the Ayn Rand Crap is the equivalent of one-time Chinese genuflexions to Chairman Mao, politically necessary for robbers to get by in a one-party state, but the others depress me rather, because they don't include anything very serious or, indeed, interesting now. I was brought up on most of them, but hope I've moved on considerably. There it is though - if you want to make money, avoid culture and deep thought!
    I read The Fountainhead, at age 14, because there is a sex scene in it. I have a hard time believing it is viewed as worthy of consideration among Great American Novels that shape worldview for American billionaires unless they all had the same problem I did, getting access to reliable sex ed information and porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Never said you did. I just asked if there was more to this bookstore than some insipid appliance.
    I dunno. I wasn't even aware they had a website, until yesterday.

    It's not uncommon, for better magazines to interview people seen as icons or trailblazers. Surely there are prestigious French magazines that do likewise?

    I would be happy to read them, if any are translated into English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Grisham isn't what anyone would call "literary fiction," but I like reading it myself. Mind candy.
    I think he is better than that. MUCH better.

    More or less the Robyn Cooke of American law.

    (Robyn Cooke wrote many medical thrillers in the 1980's about the various ways Western medicine was becoming anti-human.)

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    I don't think Tom Wolfe gets enough recognition.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I read The Fountainhead, at age 14, because there is a sex scene in it. I have a hard time believing it is viewed as worthy of consideration among Great American Novels that shape worldview for American billionaires unless they all had the same problem I did, getting access to reliable sex ed information and porn.
    They are libertarians who think the big dog should eat?
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