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You kids get off my lawn. 

New ‘lost’ Ayn Rand novel will bring her crimes against literature to new generation of jerks

It was once wryly observed by author John Rogers that “(t)here 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.”

 

Now those emotionally stunted, socially crippled man-children have new reason to rejoice. No, not the mid-term elections. No, no, not the release of Grand Theft Auto V.

 

No, my friends, I’m afraid it’s much, much worse than that. It’s a new Ayn Rand novel.

 

Snort. Apparently this "new" book was a novel she wrote in her 20s, along with a stage adaption. Both will be published together. If I'm not mistaken, that was the period when Rand was trying to break into Hollywood screenwriting, to indifferent results. Could be interesting to see what her writing style was like before the blockbusters, not that I'm pretending I'm going to read this. Objectivists, rejoice!