People who know us well know that our love for books is only next to our love for jewels. So welcome to the ‘SP Book Club’ – a cool place to find interesting books that’ll get your grey matter ticking.
Whether you are a voracious reader or not, chances are that you have read at least one great book that sticks with you for a lifetime. Ayn Rand’s ‘The FountainHead’ is one such book that ranks high on the most recommended books lists of the world. Both aspirational and inspiring, this book acts as a catalyst for the readers to delve within themselves and around them – to carefully look at the ‘broad-stokes’ standards that society levies on individuals & how this cloaks an individual’s independence and their true selves. Though utopian in its expression – the take away from the book is to preserve one’s own identity from drowning noises of traditional norms and orthodox ideals of the world we live in.
The protagonist of the book, Howard Roark, is a young hero in love with engineering and architecture. He designs modernist buildings that challenge the conventions of the said time. The story follows his fight against the architectural establishments unwilling to accept his bid for innovation. Roark embodies what Ayn Rand believed to be the ideal man and his struggle reflects Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.