01 January 2010

now reading...

This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin

A few decades ago I read Atlas Shrugged, because I found the cover art intriguing. Immediately thereafter I devoured everything by Ayn Rand I could get my hands on, all of which was antithetical to what I later became: a union member. I still like what I remember of her books.

Last night I began a novel by Ira Levin, This Perfect Day. I'm about a hundred pages into it. It was published in 1970. Rand's Anthem was published in 1938. I wonder if Levin was guilty of a little plagiarism? The similarities (of the two books) are many.

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