Atlas Shrugged can be thoroughly enjoyed as literature even though it is filled with her philosophies. You really should give it a read.
I had an English teacher (whom I actually still share a friendship - she is 80 now) who recommended this to a girl for spring break one time. She said that it literally changed the girl's life in so many ways. This caused her to pause and she was very careful from that day forward about recommending books to students knowing they can have such a powerful affect one's life. This book has the power to hit readers deeply, but it is not for everyone.
Hey Vulgano, I really think you would enjoy it.