The Fountainhead Book Club Discussion

by Tarun
(India)

The Fountainhead had remained one of the most talked about books of the 20th century. It has provoked many controversies and has created a lot of waves among young people.


I discussed this book in a discussion forum and the topic of discussion was the main character of the story and his existence in the real world.

Many people argued that such a character could never exist because the way he was described in the book was next to impossible.

A few people agreed that being Howard Roark, the main character of the book, is not difficult. However, the discussion could not be brought to any conclusion because people could not agree upon any single idea.

I liked this book more than any other book I have read and the book is worth reading as many times as possible.

The author, Ayn Rand, has done a great job by giving birth to Howard Roark, the perfect example of existence of a human being. The book tells us about the ways men should consciously exist and to choose the path which we love rather than doing what others want us to do.

Note from Megan, Editor of the Book Club Guide: Sounds like an interesting discussion, Tarun. Thanks for sharing.

Though this is an older novel (published in 1943) the universal themes it deals with are still just as relevant today. It's definitely a good choice for a book club interested in reading the classics.

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