Oh, Atlas Shrugged...why does your interest elude me? I picked this book up about a year ago after hearing all my life that I should read it. I first part kept my interest as Dagny Taggart went about using the new Reardon Steel to build her railroad line. Like everyone else, I wanted to know if the metal would work. Well, now that saga seems to be finished, yet I am only 300 pages in, about a quarter of the way through the book. I stopped reading at that point to pick up the last Harry Potter book when it came out. Now, I find I only read Atlas Shrugged in the few days between when I run out of a book and when I find another one to read. I read it pages at a time, chapters at a time, and it feels like I will never, ever finish this book. I have rarely ever given up on a novel, no matter how bad it has been. Something in me always compels me to complete it. There have been some books that I just couldn't stomach any longer and quit in the middle, but I could count them all on one hand. So tell me...is it worth the trouble to finish reading? Will it pick up again eventually? Because to be honest, I'm already tired of Dagny and Hank's rough and tumble a-typical sexual relationship. Whether of not I choose to finish reading Rand's book, I need to read something new. Anyone have any recommendations?