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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel

Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304


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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged

chefmelto, January 1, 2012

Holy Cow! Ayn Rand was ahead of her time. The plot and characters have been seemingly plucked from her future. We're living much of the scenario Ms. Rand puts forth. I have found myself alternately cheering and frustrated with the situations her protagonists find themselves in.
Dagny and Hank struggle to maintain what they believe to be the integrity of a capitalist system shunned by the current administration of a country which is seeking to level the playing field for all currently living within its jurisdiction and without. Over a period of time, they come to the realization that they are enabling the slow death of everything they've striven to create.
There are many parallels between the era Ms. Rand writes about and our own. I have found it fascinating drawing the connections between our time and hers. Wonderful and enlightening book!
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