Reading the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Friday, November 2, 2007
This book reminded me of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead insofar as Martin Arrowsmith is an idealist and individualist and the strength of those characteristics are imperative to breakthroughs in society especially in this novel's scientific and medical setting. Lewis draws clear and even humorous contrasts between the socially/politically-connected types and the lone wolves like Arrowsmith. Despite having been written over 80 years ago, its themes still run true today. A great novel.