Posts Tagged ‘John Lanchester’

Book Review: I.O.U. by John Lanchester

Book Review: I.O.U. by John Lanchester

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Wall Street

In reading and reviewing John Lanchester’s I.O.U. – Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay I continue my quest for the best contemporary histories of the 2008 Crisis. One reason to study and understand a crisis like 2008 is to avoid repeating it.  George Santayana’s pithy justification for historical review – “those who [&hellip

Book Review, Review: Michael Lewis on John Lanchester's

Book Review, Review: Michael Lewis on John Lanchester’s “Capital”

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Wall Street

I learned from Michael Lewis’ article in this month’s New York Review of Books that the English have a particularly literary strength compared to us Yanks. After quoting a passage from John Lanchester’s Capital featuring the inner quotidian dialogue of a Londoner named Ahmed, Lewis observes: You can find this sort of thing on every other [&hellip