Atlas Shrugged Author:Ayn Rand The astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world -- and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read. It is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder -- and rebirth -- of man's spirit.
This is one of those books that has the very first line grab your attention and carry it all throughout the book ... Who is John Galt?
I enjoyed Part One better than the other two parts. It was interesting to follow Dagny's quest to find the inventor of the motor they discovered. There is a lot of profound meaning in this book. But I can't help but think it could have been said in less than 1000 pages ... then maybe more people would read it. Some of the lectures were long and drawn-out ... to the point of boring. I came close to rating it with a 5 except for how long it was.