In honesty, I wrote this review before I read the final three chapters…it stands as is.
Quotes from the novel: “The pain only goes down to a certain point. “
"To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I"." — Ayn Rand
Part 3, Chapter 4; "...and the thought that made them."
“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”― Ayn Rand
We read to love books and we've all discovered books we love to read along the way but, rarely do we find books we can "live" within. For me this is one of those rare and precious gems...so precious in fact that "I" want to share it with the world.
The words, ego, egoist, egotist, are bandied about considerably in this novel. This is not about ego as the word is more commonly used and defined; this is about… the “I”. Before you can understand anything you must know who you are, at your very core. Regardless of what happens in life, regardless of other’s opinions, you need to know you. Howard Roark does and this is his story of living as “I”.
Not everyone will enjoy this story and that’s OK, Everyone has an “I” inside them and there are a few “I’s” who will understand. Remember, there is no “I” in TEAM, and that is the point.