Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Riotous and absolutely hilarious – unputdownable’ — Howard Marks ‘His timing couldn’t be better!London’s pernicious financial. : Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile (Audible Audio Edition): Geraint Anderson, Tom Hollander, Hachette Audio UK: Books. In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London’s financial heartland, Cityboy breaks the Square Mile’s code of silence, revealing tricks of the.
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Enjoy your retirement in Goa, it must be good to have a rest beeer the rest of us are still struggling to make ends meet. I couldn’t ahd but feel at the end, however, that Anderson, while living the high and hard life, has made out like a bandit in the end of it all. It’s very funny, however, although – reading between the lines – most of Steve’s colleagues were spreadsheet-kissing spods, or whatever he called them, who unsportingly went home to their wives before the debauchery started.
The book can be summed up in one quote – to become a big swingin’ d! He can’t decide if he’s holier than thou or more roguish tha Wanker! It definitely is a book which requires a lot of patience as there is no real story. However, I must also add that the book bere across as an exaggeration.
It’s is a really enjoyable book to read, especially since the author did it’s utmost best to think up the most creative metaphors that i have seen in a while, whilst making extensive use of his thesaurus. Open Preview See a Problem?
Mar 15, Tom Middleton rated it did not like it. Mr Anderson apparently never worked for a bulge bracket bank as Steve does in the book. His vulgar writing style is funny in a newspaper column but his rambling for almost pages is too much.
It may make poor souls like me who work in other industries tremendously jealous but still it’s an entertaining read. Cityboy has left me confused. Often there’s liathing sentence that sticks in my mind after reading a book and the one in this book was: Aug 05, Emilie rated it really liked it.
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Don’t be afraid to repeat the obvious. Anderson should take a lesson or two from Michael Lewis in how to write funny without being messy. Seriously – don’t give this guy another undeserved dine.
Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile by Geraint Anderson
Every list needs six points. To say I looked sartorially challenged would be The book had potential. The life of a “cityboy” would be interesting and how they reconcile their selfish pursuit of wealth to the detriment of themselves and society would prove a valuable study. It’s a scary revelation of how the financial system works. I started on this few years back, and decided to start the year with this light humorous depending on your point of view book.
Cityboy is a sometimes loatbing story of how a self proclaimed left wing hippy in need of a job turns into a corporate monster thanks to Europe’s biggest money market, the Square Mile. Jun 21, Garth rated it liked it.
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I citybou give it a few stars since I had a laugh or two but it also took me two years to finish the book since I “enjoyed” it in small doses. Named top stock-picker two years running, appointed joint team leader of the utilities research team, the team becomes number two in the utilities sector and Anderson is personally judged the fourth highest-ranked analyst out of around Get to Know Us.
Steve in desperate need of a job secures a position as a market analyst and slowly but surely turns into everything he hates. All women should have racks like Marilyn Monroe and all bonuses would embarrass a fucking African dictator.
He states, that th narrator called “Steve” is not him but resembles him. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I love the names of the banks where he worked: True they spend almost hrs week but the justification for earning money is meaningless.