Thursday, April 01, 2010

Objectivism And Fantasy

I wish I'd written that is one of my more common plaints:
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.

A h/t to the Balloon Juice commentariate.

1 comment:

Zak Johnson said...

Oh, God, Chuck. That one's got me rolling on the floor. Nice! Hahaha!