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Old 10-10-2012, 19:40   #21
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:32   #22
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Originally Posted by John Rogers There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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What type or genre of novels would be recommended then? If I had to choose between Atlas Shrugged and the sparkly-vampire drivel that's seen as literature today, I'll choose Rand every time. We the Living was particularly good imo; watching Argentina over the last decade has had so many parallels to We the Living (that I read 30+ years ago), that it's flat out unsettling.
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Is there a 3rd or is this the final?
I believe it's a trilogy, but not completely certain of that.
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