Too many people have recommended Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead to me. I also have the book along with Atlas Shrugged which I got together in a deal some time back. Actually a long time back, to be precise. And I am yet to start reading them. Recently there was a very very heated argument (they call it constructive discussion, but I disagree because I was the lone spectator to that incident and it felt like an argument to me) between three of my friends about the Ayn Rand and her ideals, or especially one particular one where she was saying something about being selfish and that being perfect fine or something like that. I don’t remember the exact quote of hers that triggered that argument but it was based on why she should not be preaching something like that or why it is OK to say something like that because it is the truth etc etc. You get the point right? Since I don’t have a clue about her works, except that I have got her books with me, I kept quiet and was observing the exchange. And now, I am tempted to read her work. It is just that I am not sure if I will have that much time at hand for some serious reading now. I did that during Game of Thrones last year and I had some serious deprivation of sleep at that time, because that is how I read. I just get immersed in it and don’t come out until I am done with the book. So I am little skeptical on this book too. But since I have the paperback, I can pick it up anytime this year and I hope I get the chance to do it. Its been pending for too long.