Meltdown

Meltdown

Book - 2010 | Black Swan edition.
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After the irresponsible, ignorant bliss of financial boom, stockbroker Jimmy and his family are forced to confront financial meltdown in this hilarious and deeply pertinent domestic drama.
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2010.
Edition: Black Swan edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780552775113
9780552775106
Branch Call Number: General fiction E PBK
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Characteristics: 479 pages ;,20 cm

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Characters are difficult to like and it is not until the last 60 pages that the ethics and immorality of it all gets some print. Do people like this really exist? In the end I enjoyed the read but I skipped through a lot of the first 200 pages, annoyed at the blatant selfish and anti-social behaviour of some of the characters. This is a good, simple explanation of the Ponzi schemes and banking mis-management in the last decade so worth the read for some of us who were not following the issues through the finance pages but still have an interest in what happened. Like the fall of Rome, how did they not see this coming?

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DirectionerDuuh
Feb 13, 2013

i got this book for boobear!! Love you Lou!! NO Jimmy protested!

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KaitlynAshley
Nov 25, 2012

"NO! Jimmy Protested" Love you boo-bear <3

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salizzle
Sep 07, 2012

I ONLY BOUGHT THIS BOOK SO I COULD FIND THE PASGE THAT SAID " NO JIMMY PROTESTED " LOVE YOU BOO BEAR <3

LoriaOu Aug 06, 2012

"NO! Jimmy protested" The good ol' X-Factor days...

Laurence_LeblancMart Jul 20, 2012

Boo-Bear, i love you <3 directioners, my kik is emily.swimming ;)

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bonnietasha2
May 19, 2012

I only got this book because of Louis Tomlinson <3 "NO! JIMMY PROTESTED!" :):):):):)

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diana_ll
May 15, 2012

Louis Tomlinson, this is the first book I'm going to read because of you ok? NO! JIMMY PROTESTED!

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BellaBella
May 12, 2012

Louis Tomlinson<3

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cusscuss
Apr 07, 2012

"NO! Jimmy protested"

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