It all started when writer Michele Wojciechowski, tweeted to her followers the following scenario, “You’re on a first date with someone, and they tell you the name of their favorite book. You immediately leave. What’s the book?”
With millions of books out there in the world, the possible answers are endless, and each person has their own subjective preference of course.
You’re on a first date with someone, and they tell you the name of their favorite book. You immediately leave. What’s the book?
But there was one book in particular that was a deal-breaker, Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged.
The 1,200 page book is about a dystopian United States in which captains of industry struggle against stifling regulations and an over-reaching government and one by one close down production, destroying the world economy as a result.
Recurring themes in the novel include objectivism that tapped directly into the American ideals of freedom, hard work and individualism.
It was generally disliked by critics but did attract a core fanbase and was adapted into a film series that was released between 2011-14.