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The story for each character is compelling and is told in wonderful prose.
Enjoyed the characters in this book and their different stories but unfortunately the ending was a bit disappointing and could have been better.
While the title of Lanchester's novel is _Capital_, and while the title makes perfect sense, an equally appropriate title might be _London_.
I was really excited to read this type of story-- a narrative on different people leading up to the financial crisis. But by about page 175, it wore on. Read morePublished 16 days ago by ibernstein
Fascinating idea, enhanced by smooth and enjoyable writing. I'll now head off to try another (or two) of Mr Lanchester's books.Published 20 days ago by RicShears
Capital is well-written and occasionally insightful, but I have difficulty with stories that aren'r really stories in the ordinary sense of the word. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jon Craig
Enjoyed reading it. It's a great mix of some history (who has been living in the different houses), keen observation of social behaviours (what do you do if you have too much... Read morePublished 22 days ago by willem vg
This is a beautifully written contemporary story of several diverse characters who are all linked to a particular London residential street. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roy M Clark
Great insight into the corrosive effects of excess materialism, and also the money-related behavioral challenges at every level of society. Read morePublished 2 months ago by albert
I enjoyed this novel a lot...not great "literature" but quite entertaining, good summer reading...liked the London setting. Overall, a recommend.Published 3 months ago by Steph
Even though I truly enjoyed this book, my overwhelming impression while in its midst was that it was totally not what I expected. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lit Lovers Lane