Atlas Shrugged is one of Ayn Rand's many achievements in her long and as far as I can tell, very fulfilling life. If you have not read this book, you should go out and buy it right now.
It genuinely gives you a lot to think about, and in all honesty this book should probably be required reading for everyone.
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What I got from this amazing novel was a great sense of what should be like to be independent.
Give it a shot. You will not be disappointed.