Harley's Book Review. Numero Uno.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ok peeps. You may have noticed a little page we have called Literature. On this so called page we post the books we are reading or have read, etc. etc. WELL here is a new little thing we are going to try. Oh yes. Book reviews. Holla. This blog for Jane and me is kind of a way to document our lives. We both journal like crazy (just started my ART JOURNAL yesterday!!!!), but there is just something different about writing to people. WE CARE THAT YOU ARE READING. We care about making relationships and forming friendships via the blog-sphere. As women...it is just something we need, you know? Acceptance, love, appreciation, and a place to talk about everything girly and fun that our soon-to-be husbands and boyfriends just don't care about a whole lot.

Anyway. Now that I am off my soap box. I have been reading this:

I think that I started it over Christmas break. That would be about 4 months ago. Needless to say, this book is not just something you can breeze through.

Synopsis: It follows the life of Howard Rorak, architect. He chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his work. The book analyzes relationships and the people in them.

The author provides ample description.
The main characters are super interesting.
It makes you want to do something. The motto of the book is kind of "if you aren't going to put your whole heart into something, what is the point?"

Sometimes characters you don't like talk too much. Like for 5 pages. At one time.
The author's ideas about love are...odd.

It is an American classic. I feel like I should like it more than I did, but I didn't.


Have you read it? Should I give it another chance?


  1. Ayn Rand is just strange herself! I've read Anthem, which is really good, and a lot of my friends like Atlas Shrugged! I say at least give Ayn Rand another chance, because she's just a different kind of author!

  2. Alright... looks like I am going to have to give Atlas Shrugged a try. I'll let you know how it goes!


  3. I read Fountainhead and basically it really wasn't my favorite....esp. that part where Howard makes love to that rich guys daughter in that house that her mother hates that Howard designed. Anyways yeah. Not my fav.

  4. I started reading The Fountainhead at one point... and just couldn't get into it, so I gave up. I have heard that her best book is Atlas Shrugged, though. It's on my "books to read" list.

  5. I think I am going to have to try Atlas Shrugged before I finally just give up!

    hopefully it goes better :)