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Hear hear. He was the first one I thought of.
To each their own, I suppose.
Phht. It's Hardly The Fountainhead. Please. Despite the shared elements a common story archetype of one man fighting against popular thought (and architecture I guess? There's a statue in Faith of the Fallen), it has nothing in common.
I can understand your point of view to a certain extent, but I still hold book 6 (Faith of the Fallen), as one of the best books I've read. I actually enjoyed the whole series (though books 2, 5, and 7 were crap installments).
For my own limited opinion, I read the first two books and had to stop. The writing is incredibly well done, and I agree with other posters comments regarding characterization. However, the story was so damn dark and depressing. At the end of each chapter, something bad happens to one of the main family characters, who are essentially decent people. Every chapter. As I was reading, at the end of each chapter, I was like, "Oh man, that sucks." "Oh, god, that's terrible." "Holy crap!" "That's horrible!" "These poor people!"
I just couldn't take it anymore, it was so depressing, I had to stop reading the series.
Shouldn't your have circled various letters on those groups to spell "George Soros" or something?
AS do I. To each, their own.
I'm sorry you had a bad experience with the public schools. I still question the "designed to produce criminals and soldiers", though. Your milage may vary. *shrug*
"Sociopath: a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience."
Alright, I'll give you partial credit. I wasn't lying (but thanks for assuming that), but I did have an incomplete definition. The home schoolers I know are rather social people. But in my experience, they have lacked moral responsibility and social conscious, BIG TIME.