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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.
Mostly, I didn't find the characters interesting or believable.
Cartwright devotes the most effort to Julian, the banker, yet I don't think Cartwright is entirely successful in humanizing him, despite Julian's inner conflicts.
It's a well-paced Zeitgeist novel, very well constructed and easy to read, both insightful and humourous.
I really enjoyed this book, just enough mystery to keep me interested.Published 1 month ago by Sue Duckworth
Suppposed to be about the 2008-?? recession. Not detailed enough for financial people to enjoy, and the character development was not quite enough to make you forget that.Published 4 months ago by Mark
Enjoyable with lots of interesting characters. Good book for a bookgroup discussionPublished 4 months ago by Anna Bridle
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 19 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 23 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 24 months ago by algo41
Insider view of 2008 banking crisis in England. Interesting characters from upper class bank owners to provincial journalists. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 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 on October 11, 2012 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 on July 2, 2012 by Jedrury