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The Fountainhead

by Ayn Rand 

Review of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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        Wow! This book was incredible. It is the story of Howard Roark, an architect who refuses to accept the social norm, but create something that is entirely his. A few other key characters who are influenced by Roark also contribute to the story, but in the end, it is all about him.

       The charcters were my favorite part about this book. They are all defiend by a key belief and the conflicting ideas make for a masterful story. It was long, and it took me a little too long to read, but I loved every page. definatley recomended!

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by bryce

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        It is the best book I have ever read. I have written other masterpieces but it is one with whom you can connect with the characters. The quotes are remebrable. The book generates interest, fast paced.....a worthwhile read.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Mikki

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        Fountainhead is a really awesome book.  And the manner in which it is written and the characters are portrayed shows the writers control over its readers through her writing.  She has beautifully portrayed the word "creater" and their advantages to the society and the whole mankind.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Jigar Madia

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        This book is a philosophical magnum opus....

       To put forward a breathtaking new philosophy at a time when the whole world was at the verge of intellectual bankruptcy... Rand is a master thinker...
The most important thing the book wants to project is individualism which is sadly missing even in these modern times...

       All the four protogonists are so efficient in their roles that you become one of them when you read about them.  And its uniqueness also lies in the fact that Rand does not advise but writes the truth as it is.....

       Its a book which everyone who calls himself or herself a reader must read.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by vivek

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        While Atlas Shrugged was a good book, Fountainhead is the book I recommend.  The book is an interesting read, but it's the villians that make it a great book in my opinion.

       If you can put the philosophical 'objectivism' agenda aside, you'll find that Rand produces some of the greatest villians imaginable.  The reason they seem so evil to me is that they seem to be convinced they are righteous and maybe heroes themselves.  Later you start to wonder if there is something deeper, and then you are completely convinced that they are totally depraved with ill intent. 

       Rand's nasties also tend to attract or control victims that believe in them.  Mayber they are more caricatures than characters; but they are timeless and compelling because we can see direct parallels in our society today.  Some of our politicians and the more outlandish TV preachers lie and cheat and steal, yet so many adore them and give them votes and money counter to their own well being.  Why can't people see the evil?  It can be kind of creepy.

       A second reason to read this book is that is makes you think, and think differently.

       4.9 of 5 stars
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by V

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        its just a masterpiece..very well written and the entire book is just a must read..

       the characters are very much in resemblance to the common people and their aspirations in life..  Just exemplary .

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by nishant

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        I read The Fountainhead years ago for a high school assignment, so the details are a little fuzzy. The general story follows a young architect on his journey to find himself and his art in the growing and changing world of modern architecture. He works in a big firm in the city and must deal with the struggles of keeping a job and keeping his morals.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Anonymous

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         This book celebrates individual genius and really kind of demonizes the collective. It posits that those with truly original ideas are often trodden upon by those that "play by the rules." I would bet that it is a sacred tome for libertarianism. Though I was not completely convinced, I was fascinated by the characters and ideas. My favorite scene is where the dejected brilliant sculptor has lost his will to sculpt and the brilliant architect comes into his dwelling and shakes him up "get ahold of yourself, man" style and convinces him not to give up hope. It's written so beautifully. Overall, the novel is definitely worth a read as it is very well done and fascinating. Just don't let it totally overwhelm your belief system.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Anon

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         Fountainhead can be considered as one of the best work of Ayn Rand. In this book the main protagonist is a man named Howard Roark . He is a architect upholding his own virtues and sense of architecture in a world which has long been fascinated by men who dwells and worships men who based their architectural styles on the whimps and fancies of masses. 

         Howard Roark can be called what is known as a modern architect . He considers that like every person or eveything has its own sense likewise every buliding also has its own spirit and it must sereve its purpose and most importantly must be true to it.

         He is a lone man standing between people who despises any form of genius or individuality. 

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Fountainhead

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       Few can define "Belief" and mould it into characters with so much authority.  Although the book revolves around Howard, I think Gail Wynand's character was larger than life.
This is one of Ayn Rands better works.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was reviewed by Skinhead

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