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Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright
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Jan 16, 2012

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I saw this book in the Economist's best books of 2011 list. I liked it, but didn't love it. I appreciated the way the author showed us how the character (the scion of a fabulously wealthy, long-established private bank in London) was caught up in the 2008 financial crisis, and ended up committing fraud (not a spoiler--it happens early in the book) to attempt to hide the bank's losses. As portrayed, he wasn't really a bad guy.

At the same time, I didn't particularly like, or even care about, any of the characters.
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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark I would have picked up this book for the same reason--sounds like there is no need to read it. I read a couple of "financial" novels a few years ago, and had pretty much the same reaction.

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