This book is one of the most influential books ever written. The writing is straight out of the heart of the author. The whole point of this book lies in one line,
’’But the point is that, who will stop me?’’ says Howard Roark in reply to a question posed by the dean of his school. The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century''s most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.
In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil.
The Fountainhead is at once dramatic, poetic, and demanding. A statement of principles for its author, the novel champions the cause of individualism and remains one of the towering books on the contemporary intellectual scene. This book is a great example of a mixture of novel and philosophy. Rand''s personal beliefs and ideas are expressed throughout this book and are so tightly intermingled with the plot that it is difficult to separate them. The Fountainhead is an incredible book that serves as a monument to architecture, and a monument to man''s ability of creation.