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The Monster by Michael W. Hudson
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Mar 02, 2012

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Read from February 25 to March 01, 2012

I confess, I am writing this review before finishing the book because I'm not entirely sure that I need to. The core of this book is informative and horrifying, and has instilled even more paranoia in me about signing any kind of loan or contract ever again. However, the book is repetitive and often the strength of the book (focusing on the stories of the individuals who perpetrated and were victimized by predatory lending) is also it's downfall: frankly, I am tired of reading two page vignettes about seemingly every person Hudson ever interviewed. I want more narrative. As another reviewer stated, this book should have been about 150 pages shorter. And it's only about 350 anyway.

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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike Your narrative is more than enough for me not to read the book. The information is important, but I am like you. "How many ways do you skin this topic without new information?"

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