Ayn Rand writes poetically and yet the language never sounds stilted. I quickly became swept up in the concerns of the protagonists and found it hard to put the book down. Every detail contributes necessary insights to the whole. The characters and their actions exemplify the results of cultural, commercial, and philosophical attitudes to economics and business in a way which critically examines the shadows of capitalism and the underpinnings of how our society works. As relevant now as when it was written. Wish I'd bought a hardback version, as this is one novel I will be re-reading many times.
Tyalgum, NSW, Australia