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Poor research and attention to detail,
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This review is from: Other People's Money (Kindle Edition)To enjoy this book - and it is enjoyable in a disposable long-haul flight way - you need to suspend your critical faculties. The patriarch of the story is Sir Harry Tubal Bt. CBE and not, as the author has it, Sir Harry Tubal CBE Bt. . As this could easily have been researched, the error - small in itself - is irritating; you feel the author just wanted to zap the book off and the detail does not matter. There are larger examples of this lack of attention; a hot-shot lawyer would not dream of disclosing information in a living-person's Will and the lead character, Julian, is a mish-mash of Sloane Ranger - the type the City spat out in the 1980s at the time of Big Bang - and nouveau Yuppie-boy with his modern art and chandelier made out of old cutlery. He ends up "neither fish nor fowl." There are several irrelevant side characters, like the South African hunk and, most irritatingly, the mysterious deep-throat Alan39 who turns out at the end to be a character unheard of before. This was lazy - how much more thrilling if he had been revealed as joint CEO Nigel!