Saturday, February 02, 2008

My One Complaint About 'Atlas Shrugged,' 2008

Stuart K. Hayashi

Writing a post like this has become an annual ritual for me, so it's about time I do it again.

February 2, 2008, marks 103 years to the day of Ayn Rand's birth. The day of the month is of particular importance in American culture because, every February 2, if a politician comes out and sees his shadow, we will have sixty more years of the welfare state.

As for Miss Rand's magnum opus, I enjoyed every syllable on each of the 1,087 pages of the paperback edition I read. The prose sparked vivid images that made me feel as if I were gazing upon an exquisite painting.

I was so enthralled by the grandeur of it all that I was quite sad to see it eventually come to an end.

And so I have only one complaint about Atlas Shrugged:

It was too short.