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Bombardiers [Paperback]

Po Bronson
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7 July 1997
THE BOOK: They were the bombardiers, hunkered down behind their screens at Alantic Pacific, dealing bonds they hated to people they hated in jobs that took all their lives. Sid Geeder was King of Mortgages and Eggs Igino his lietenant. The air they breathed was rotten with the stench of high tech, information economy, pure capitalism and with the frenzy of grunts driven wild by impossible targets, unmeetable deadlines and overwhelming work loads, they wanted only out.

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (7 July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749396679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749396671
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 736,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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SALES POINTS: * Hardback sales of 10, 500 paperbacks sales of over 40, 000, reissued in B format to tie in with his new bestseller The First $20 Million are Always the Hardest. * The hilarious, electrifying novel that does for money what Catch 22 did for war. * 'This is a wonderful novel. You will never invest again' - Mario Puzo.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, merciless, well-paced satire. 14 Dec 1999
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More than just a book of witty comments on the absurdities of the investment banking world, this is a very well written satire. The plot is slowly but hilariously developed; the characters, while not necessarily likeable, become more and more real throughout the story; and it is written at the pace of an un-put-downable thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HILARIOUS! 7 Jan 2010
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The book, perhaps like many others on investment banking, is hilariously funny.

I have read this book at least once every 2 years for the past 6 years. The first time I read it was before my internship in an investment bank, and although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I thought it was probably exagerrated a lot. But I soon realised that it was not very far from the truth. I have been working in an investment bank for many years now, and this book just gets more real and hilarious every time I read it. If you are a banker, you'll surely love this book - unless you take your job too seriously to enjoy some intelligent and extremely witty humour on it! As an outsider, whether you are interested in banking or not, the book is extremely funny. I was in splits reading the book. The pace is also good - its difficult to keep the book down.

I generally enjoy humour (love PG Wodehouse) but I especially enjoy humour with intelligent wit. I dare say it, but I enjoyed this book perhaps only a little less than I enjoyed Catch 22 or The Animal Farm! Perhaps it was because I was able to relate to so many parts of the book. I have read many books on bankers, this one especially focuses on life on the Markets side, unlike most others, so is a little different from all the satire out there.

I wish Po had written more such books instead of getting all serious with "What Should I do with my Life". Anyways, Bombardiers is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bond market mayhem 15 Jun 2005
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This book provides a hilariously exaggerated view of the bond markets in which I work every day. Likely to be appreciated by others with firsthand experience as the funniest aspect is the grain of truth behind even the seemingly absurd events and characters.
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