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Wonderboy

(Christian von der Hall #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  600 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Møt Christian von der Hall, 34 år og allerede Senior Vice President i suk-sess-konsernet Scandinavian Media Group. Følg hans ferd mot å gjennomføre et av de mest spektakulære oppkjøpsraidene i norsk medie-historie.

«Fullt på høyde med Tom Wolfes Forfengelighetens fyrverkeri - og så på norsk!» Ingebrigt Steen Jensen wonderboy

I Christians eventyrlige jetset-verden - en verde
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Hardcover, 485 pages
Published 2003 by Gyldendal
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Kirstine Knudsen
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Som å lese om dagens gutter i EXIT, bare med Nokia 8850 og PowerPoint-presentasjonen fordelt på flere disketter pga plassmangel.
Skjønner hvorfor mamma sa jeg ikke skulle lese den da jeg var 11. Veeldig glad jeg tok den opp nå som jeg er sånn nogenlunde kjent med ord og uttrykk som «Handelshøgskolen» og «totalkapital»
Kim Arne Hammerstad
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I påvente av en tredje von der Hall-roman har det blitt en sommertradisjon å lese enten «Wonderboy» eller «Fyrsten». I år er det Wonderboy-år, og jeg må si at det er ekstra gøy å lese denne nå som jeg bor i Oslo og kjenner enda bedre strøkene Christian von der Hall beveger seg i.

Ettersom det er nesten 20 år siden «Wonderboy» ble skrevet, er det artig å se hvordan Langeland treffer på en god del av «spådommene» om hvordan Internett kommer til å påvirke mediebransjen, forlagsbransjen og verden ge
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Marit
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Underholdende, kvalmende, velskrevet roman om den norske dot.com boblen ved årtusenskiftet. Mindre sjokkerende enn Exit, men også mer menneskelig og stakkarslig. Bokas styrke er uten tvil språket, som er brukt på kreative og finurlige måter. Dette er åpenbart en forfatter som vet hva han driver med og som tør å ta seg friheter.

Selve historien ble til tider for klam og ubehagelig for min del, litt pute-lektyre, men den språklige lekenheten og meta-kommentarene gjorde boka virkelig verdt å fullfø
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Halvor (Raknes)
This is a corporate novel from the time of the Norwegian dot com boom around 2000. It's a smooth, well told story, the writing and storyline reminding of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. (There is a parallell storyline containing a dark BDSM mystery (involving the paraphilia of "scarfing" or near-asphyxiation), and the fashion fetish in this book is limited to expensive wrist watches.)

There are two sequences right in the middle of the book, two spectacu
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Ezis
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pareizais grāmatas nosaukums gan ir Wonderboy, kas tulkotos kā Brīnumbērns.
Radās tāda sajūta, ka čalim ikreiz izdodas izlīst caur adatas aci . Kaut uz daudz ko palika neatbildēts!
Lai arī beigas ar double ''W'', tomēr nespēju iedomāties viņa dzīvi pēc tam, kad deep dark ir out there. Gribas piekrist pēdējām rindām - jump!

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Rebecka
I’ve been told to read this book about the jetset life in the Norwegian publishing business for so many years and I finally managed to do it! It’s a good story (I don’t know anything about all financial business details, but to me it all sounded convincing) and the writing is really good. I liked the book despite disliking the main character and everything he and everyone else did.
Daniel Milford
Jul 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Imponerende forretningsplan. Mindre imponerende karakteriseringer, med overkarikerte folk fra de fleste kretser. Litt beleilig timing på oppnøsting av tråder mot slutten, og et for enkelt grep å avrunde med enæt avisutklipp. Men fornøyelig lesning, alt i alt.
Ragnar Leknes
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fin ferieunderholdning om en ex McKinsey- kar sitt inntog i mediebransjen i dot-com tiden.

Lettlest og underholdende, ser frem til å starte på neste bok i trilogien «Fyrsten».
Eirik Gjerløw
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun read, and in my early adulthood it gave me all the disdain I needed later in life for the 'jet-set' finance world. ...more
Odd Christian
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Delvis fengende. Men alt for mye buisness og klokker. 2,75.
Johannes
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I really do like this effort and I’m glad that I finished it. All in all Wonderboy is a fine peace of work. I really doubt that everyone would hold on to the last page though. It feels like at least half the book sets the stage for the plot and that the train really is starting to move around page 300 or so. It’s risky business for an author to build the story in such a slow pace, but once you accept that it’s pretty rewarding really. Set on the battlefield between global economy and the identit ...more
Marta
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personīgās, 2015
negaidīju, ka būs tik ļoti daudz biznesa it visur. bet, ja tā nebūtu, šis būtu tikai tipiskais romāns, kuru izdod un to neviens neievēro.
Patika, ka tas (beidzot) ir sarakstīts no vīrieša skatupunkta, kas, savukārt, ļauj atkrist ~200 lappušu sieviešu uzrīkotai drāmai.
Par sievietēm runājot - autors neko nesaprot par šo tēmu.
Varbūt, ja ir spēks iedziļināties, tad var mēģināt saprast visus tos terminus un sarežģītās mahinācijas, bet man, kas netiek galā ar iesniegumiem valsts iestādēm, šis nebija
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Oystein
Interesting book that tells a story about the culture of business life in publishing. However, this is not a story about intellectual editors, but a story about the free-market economy and how to survive as a careerist in this line of business. I noticed, among other things, that watches are important "cultural symbols" - i.e. choose your brand carefully with the purpose of telling others about your own success! ...more
Robert Hyman
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Dette er Langelands første bok, og derfor bør man tåle en del men... Det er mange ting som irriterte meg. Jeg vet ikke om "product placement" var der for å være "cool", eller for pengers skyld men det var alt for mye. OK dette er satire og hovedperson er en karikatur, men han er så en dimensjonal, og så var det slutten som jeg gjettet til meg nolså tidlig. Bedre lykke neste gang. ...more
Grrrrrr
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
En bok som inte åldras väl och knappast var bättre då den gavs ut.
Espen Smith Ore
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
God bok, men det gjør vondt å lese: en drittsekk av en hovedperson
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Jan 31, 2009 marked it as to-read
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