Saturday, September 27, 2008

Book Review


Book : The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Written by Ayn Rand in 1943 , a total classic which has enthralled me . In fact the book has traveled a long way since it has been published . It has been included as a course book in many universities and lots of review books are there in the market. Not only this a movie dedicated to this book has been made .

Rightly so the book has been named fountainhead because it signifies that "Man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress."
The book argues that how every change to the society has been brought by sacrifice and lots of pain. When man first discovered fire he was considered as a evildoer but subsequently it became a tool of their progress . So was the case with wheel and any new venture . Through out the centuries there were men who took first step down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.So is the story of the protagonist of this novel " Horward Roark ."His fight against the whole lot of architects, press and common man who cannot take new changes as it comes. A philosophical book which is bound to bear an impact on you. A must read for every one.

2 comments:

Moli said...

You have already told so much about it ... am definitely going to read it

Shivi said...

Thanx so much for the review ! Although I've been a little late, but the only book I've been looking for, for the last 1 year is 'fountainhead' .
Every time I'm about to buy the book, some really funny factors dont let me do it.
1. once I began looking for it in a book fair, ended up buying other books worth 900Rs and due to money shortage left the idea.
2.Found it many times on the footpaths vendor place, but then thought ... nakli hoga and left..
3. yesterday ,gazed at it for 10 min.in a shop, but dint got the feel of it.
I know the reasons may sound crazy, but the question is, why wid this book only??Ultimately , ur review has motivated me, and now I'm gonna get it finally. thanx.:)