The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Architecture, Morals, Humanity, Unhealthy Relationships
A tangled book that is 80% unhelpful backstory and 20% Rand’s belief that being completely self-involved and unwilling to compromise makes you a good person, the Fountainhead nevertheless pretends to be a book about an architect named Howard Roark who rapes a woman who promptly follows him around for the rest of the book. There are a slew of other characters who, the afterword of Rand’s journals proves, were literally created to make Rand’s point that not caring about other people is the way to go, because caring about other people’s feelings will ruin your sad existence. It is impossible to fit into five sentences how slow moving, lazily written, and absolutely appalling this book is, so suffice it to say that unless you are looking for an uninteresting book written as a bad moral, you can safely leave this one behind.