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  • Posted by paris1 6 years, 11 months ago
    I'm in the middle of it right now and still waiting for it to make some kind of point. It's VERY WORDY and I find myself skimming over much of the prose. At first I found the author's imitating A/R's writing style kind of charming. Now it's rather irritating and not terribly well done. But I'm sticking with it, so I guess the jury is still out.
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  • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 11 months ago
    I did read it, and I did like it - it had logical conclusions to the open ends Ayn left in AS, and while not "true objectivist" in the way it addressed some of its story line, I thought it a very entertaining read, worthy of a few hours in a hammock.

    It also showed some very logical conclusions of some of the main characters - I know, those conclusions will be looked at as potentially offensive by some who hold some of the main characters in a semi-heroic stature, but even these, in the context of the story line, made sense, when you look between Rand's AS and Krawchuk's AS.

    I don't understand why or how Ma survived, but I was glad Eddie did.
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  • Posted by BrettRocketSci 6 years, 11 months ago
    Hi Suzanne. I read the full length paperback version and loved it. Loved it! I thought it was brilliant, clever, largely consistent, and a worthy extension of Atlas Shrugged's plot and ideas. It was also fun and suspenseful to read. Hard to put down.
    I also posed a similar question as yours a couple of months ago here. I suppose you didn't search for the book title here first to check? Here's the link which has some other people's comments. http://www.galtsgulchonline.com/posts...
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  • Posted by handyman 6 years, 11 months ago
    Read it a year or so ago. Eddie Willers is the main character. I like the way the author has him dealing with the post apocalyptic world, but didn't care for the acrimonious way Willers regards Galt. True, Galt didn't send Eddie an engraved invitation to the Gulch by the end of Atlas Shrugged, but one could imagine a sequel along those lines. Krawchuk chose to take a contentious path. Won't say any more than that in case someone wants to read it.
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  • Posted by $ jdg 6 years, 11 months ago
    That's at least the fourth parody or reply to AS that I've heard of, if you count the reference in Illuminatus! to Telemachus Sneezed and its tag line, "What is John Guilt?"
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  • Posted by roewegfr46 6 years, 11 months ago
    I read the book and enjoyed it very much. I thought the author's speculation of the harsh intransigence of the strikers' demand that everyone live in absolute accord with the "I swear by my life..." pledge was probably overdone but I especially enjoyed Eddie's role in building a society based on strict voluntarism, dare I say anarchism, in Las Vegas was very well done and covered many issues that such a society would need to resolve.
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  • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
    the other suzanne- I have not read it. I did purchase it. I think it will be putting an Objectivist gem in a rock tumbler and coming out with a bruised and devalued gem. Objectivists are not libertarian, although they may see the politics similarly. Eddie dies at the end of AS. He is overtaken by animals-not even the voracious kind. bunnies. It is very sad, but supposed to spur us Eddies out there to get a frickin clue.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gY8HilVZXQ
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  • Posted by tdechaine 6 years, 11 months ago
    As an Objectivist, I wouldn't touch it. Don't need a warped take on.
    (Now don't suggest I am close-minded; some things are simply not fit to read.)
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