The reason I came across this book was because my favourite film director John Waters wanted to create an adaptation of the novel in the 80s. That about tells you what the novel may be about. A Confederacy of Dunces is a vulgar novel about a 30 something man-child and his quest to get a […]Read more "How to NOT Write a Novel- Review of A Confederacy of Dunces"
I was lucky enough to have Mr. S. W. Southwick discover me on Goodreads. I realized he is a fellow Objectivist and I decided to buy his book. I was not disappointed to read such a beautiful romantic realistic work of art. The Untethered is a story about individuals from various parts of the world […]Read more "Follow Your Dream! Review of The Untethered by S. W. Southwick"
No one became highly successful overnight. Howard Roark went through a lot of ups and downs before becoming a successful architect; Dagny Taggart had to work her way up from the company her family owned; Equality 7-2521 chose to take a risk to save mankind in turn to save himself. The heroes struggled, without the […]Read more "Believe in Your Abilities"
There are times when you just wish you could just shrug and let the world devour itself. Ellis Wyatt from Atlas Shrugged represents this anger and frustration. Wyatt was known for being an oil tycoon, who developed a method to extract petroleum from shale, he bought large sectors of land in the Rocky Mountains and […]Read more "Time to Burn Everything Down"
Steven Mallory has been my default mindset. Not knowing the true potential of his ability, and the beautiful work he created solely because they were created in his vision of beauty. He fell into depression and turned to alcohol as his form of comfort when he got plenty of rejections from the society. He believed […]Read more "Stop Being Steven Mallory, Be Kent Lansing"
Red Planet sets the theme for all future Heinlein novels. Although it is aimed at children, the characters and setting were later reused in Strangers in a Strange Land. The story focuses on the colonization of Mars by humans, the protagonists Jim and Frank are students at an authoritarian school run by a corrupt local […]Read more "This is why need guns – Review of “Red Planet” by Robert A. Heinlein"
Starship Troopers is Robert A. Heinlein’s most well known work, it has been made into films (and its sequels), TV series, comic books and video games. It has a lasting effect on the science fiction genre internationally. The story concerns Juan “Johnny” Rico, who enlisted to serve in the mobile infantry against aliens, primarily the Bugs, […]Read more "To Earn Your Freedom: Review of Starship Troopers"