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Justin Cartwright is the author of In Every Face I Meet, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Leading the Cheers, winner of the Whitbread; The Promise of Happiness, winner of the Hawthornden Prize; and White Lightning, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread. He was born in South Africa and now lives in London.
This book got amazing reviews, but I wasn't too impressed. Mostly, I didn't find the characters interesting or believable. But it was a decent read.Published 7 months ago by arbelos84
Did not keep my interest...not a quick read for me. I found the language & verbose descriptions boring & difficult to read.Published 11 months ago by Anonymous
The recent financial crisis is critical to the plot of this novel, which contains a fine portrait of the life of the long established superrich, contemporary version. Read morePublished 11 months ago by algo41
Insider view of 2008 banking crisis in England. Interesting characters from upper class bank owners to provincial journalists. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan M.
Starts strong but has little substance and absolutely no characters to relate to or enjoy. Felt I had wasted several hours when finished.Published 14 months ago by Chris K
Cartwright's droll dissection of the British moneyed class revolves around an all too familiar London banking scandal, circa 2008-09. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John E. Drury
It was because of publicity for the book that made me aware of Justin Cartwright as a writer. Because of the current financial crisis Other people's Money because a very... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Discerning Reader
Accidentally found this book and enjoyed it a lot. Author captured finance industry in a refreshing way with good focus on characters instead of $$$.Published 19 months ago by kc
Well written with well developed characters. Interesting to witness how different lives are interwoven with backdrop of a familiar topic (nasty bankers and the GFC). Read morePublished 20 months ago by Esi