What is most impressive is Mr. Ryan's mastery of the relevant literature.
A little over the top, but it does make a point and her characters are clearly characterizations in the same way artists enhance Obama's ears and Jay Leno's chin.
Quite a bit of Rand's "originality" will be exploded by a careful reading of this book.
Scott Ryan should challenge Leonard Peikoff to a public debate. I wonder why he hasn't. Oh yea, because his book is a joke and he knows it.Published 28 days ago by godlessguitarmaestro
Unfortunately this so called man, uses his intellectuallism as a weapon against others. Notice "non practicing lawyer". Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by knowsthetruth
I own many hundreds of books and have never written a review before. If I could give this book a negative score, I would. Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by RationalHuman
I'm bewildered by the suggestion that this book takes a derisive tone toward Ayn Rand or tries to tear apart her entire life. Read morePublished on September 10, 2004 by Michael Clark
I bought this book with the hope of descovering an interesting and innovative view of Ayn Rand. But after reading it, and researching Ryan on the web, I can find no reason to... Read morePublished on September 7, 2004 by Amazon Customer
What bizarre reviews appear on this page! If they are genuine reviews at all, they have surely been submitted by disgruntled Objectivists who don't want this book to be read. Read morePublished on May 16, 2004 by John Long
(...) Scott Ryan, previously best known for his work "In Refutation of Newton, A Mathematician's Assault on Calculus," steps into the world of philosophy swinging full on. Read morePublished on April 5, 2004