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  •  It was a great book (2+ / 0-)
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    Stranded Wind, soms

    Lots of thought provoking things to ponder.  I read it when I was a teen. . .you could have as well.  At any rate it might be worth another try now.  I'm sure it is available in paper back.

    Happy page turning

    *the blogger formerly known as shirlstars

    by Shirl In Idaho on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 08:07:49 PM PDT

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    •  Um...um...um... (3+ / 0-)
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      Thought provoking?

      Um...um...um...

      Is this a straight line?

      If you're over 18 and you're reading Ayn Rand and taking it seriously you um, need to get a life.

      I have serious stuff to do.

      •  roflol (6+ / 0-)

        I didn't say I was taking it seriously.  I said it was a great book, good reading, thought provoking. . .I didn't say where those thoughts took me.  Obviously since I am a raving liberal socialist democrat, it didn't lead me to the place she was pointing.  Good reading doesn't have to agree with your point of view and your perspective of politics.

        Sorry, I thought you were into discovery and informing your ideas.

        I loved the part about being over 18.  I read it about 50 years ago.  It did me no harm, only lead me to nurture my natural liberal bent towards things.

        Good luck with your "Serious Stuff."

        When you get to my age you will see that most of the serious stuff wasn't much worth your time or effort.  Some of it is, but the fun, interesting, adventurous exploring of concepts, experiences and people appears to have been much more valuable.

        JMO  enjoy yourself.

        *the blogger formerly known as shirlstars

        by Shirl In Idaho on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 08:42:03 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, it's got some things in common with Heinlein (1+ / 0-)
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          … especially the libertarian propaganda strewn throughout Heinlein's "juveniles."

          Treat Rand's work as (social) science fiction, i.e. take it with a big grain of salt, and it can be quite entertaining. Perhaps in a cartoonish sort of way.

          The Dutch children's chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the children of the world a happy holiday season!

          by lotlizard on Fri Mar 27, 2009 at 12:49:41 AM PDT

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