Meltdown

Meltdown

Book - 2009
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For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab.

But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps.

But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyone can handle success. It's how you handle failure that really matters.

Publisher: London : Black Swan, c2009
ISBN: 9780552775106
Branch Call Number: FIC ELT
Characteristics: 479 p. ; 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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