Readable Rand? (was Re: BOOKS: Dropping the Attanasio meme)

Michael M. Butler (
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 16:46:13 -0800

>why go through the tedium of reading poorly plotted novels with flat, boring
>characters and an execrable style? ("Give us the facts, Ma'am, just the
>facts.") Novels should be literary, and I don't see the point of reading junk
>novels just because they deal with issues that are dear to us.
>In the original Extropian fiction list, I personally consider
> Ayn Rand's *Atlas Shrugged*
>to be
[one of]
>the only three truly great novels.
>(By the way, why not include Rand's *The Fountainhead*,
>Comments welcome,
>Jean-Francois Virey,
>Douai, France.

She must be better in translation than in the original English. What edition have you read? Who was the translator?