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Upton Sinclair ebooks | Download PDF | *ePub | DOC | audiobook gutenberg | the moneychangers by arthur hailey fantastic fiction | the moneychangers main. The Moneychangers is a novel written by Arthur Hailey. The plot revolves around the . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. the moneychangers (pdf) by arthur hailey (ebook). Nobody does it like Hailey-the godfather of the hugely popular, phenomenally successful, blockbuster.
We've all experienced love in all its ways which is why everyone can and will relate. You will, laugh, cry, judge I highlighted so many good quotes. This little novel deserves all the hype and awards it's gotten.
The author has written an astonishingly beautiful and compelling narrative. My only complaint came that I felt it was a little too short, especially at the end. I'm also certain this book will be made into a great movie. Absolute must read! I bought this book on a whim but once started i knew I would finish it. Good character development with enough personal flaws to make it realistic.
One of the smartest fiction books I've ever read; brilliant plotting and intricate details that come together at the end. Paperback Verified Purchase. Having seen Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean in the key roles numerous times, those faces were the only ones I could attach to the characters as I read the book. I also had a difficult time, being a lifelong Texan, with the geographic setting.
This sort of thing is typical of authors, but the film is so firmly rooted in Texas geography that I felt a bit uncomfortable, trying to fit the place names into the Texas I know. Ferber had proven in her novel Show Boat back in the s that she was a progressive woman as far as race relations go.
She carries this theme much farther in Giant. But, knowing now what we know, her portrayal is fairly accurate, albeit a bit satirical. She uses run-on sentences liberally and is continually stringing together lists of words with no commas. This, at first, unsettled me, and I wondered why she was allowed by her editor to get away with this.
But soon I realized, at least in my eyes, she was trying to convey the idea that Texans of that era did not live by rules. That their lives were totally unconstrained and their attitudes matched those rules of life. Giant is a remarkable book and quite a good tale. There are books and there are classics. Edna Ferber was a classic author with this one and although she participated in seeing it to the film starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, her better work was in the book itself A story of love.
Love for the Land. Love for Another. Love of Wealth. A story of Sacrifice. Sacrifice personal for professional success. Sacrifice of comforts well known, for devotion and love.
Sacrifice of pride to overcome poverty, adversity. A story of loyalty. Loyalty to the past, present, and future. A story of Journeys and Generations. It was a grand film, but as in most cases of books to films, the book is simply better. Ferber gets a ball rolling, the story itself sweeps one up and carries one away Trust me! This story starts off with a group of boys in a private school who are involved in the tragic death of a fellow student. Then it follows the life of a banking family and particular that of Hugh who is taken in by his uncle after his father's bank crashes and his father commits suicide.
He is always treated as a poor relation by his conniving and controlling aunt who is bent on protecting her lazy, spoiled son. Hugh is a talented and ethical banking assistant in the family whose primarily goal is to become a trusted and respected senior partner. He is, however, thwarted at every turn by his scheming aunt. I could not put this book down.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse they did! It was a well told tale of the banking industry in the 's in London and the lifestyles of the wealthy. Characters are well developed, easy to remember relationships. I hate to have to turn back for the family tree. Unpredictable exits of characters to the story line as the plot takes a different direction.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Aug 11, Scycer rated it really liked it. How does this man do it. Take an industry learn it and then churn out a story. His pace is not adrenaline pumping nor is there any dead zones. It just flows so smoothly that once you start at page one it just turns until you find yourself staring at the last page. Money Changers is about the banking business, especially corporate banking. It gives an insight into the world of lending and borrowing works, with a great interplay between profit and ethics.
Bankers indeed never seem to have time for How does this man do it. Bankers indeed never seem to have time for anything else other than work. For those reading it beware it a book released before internet hit our world and talks about the possibility of core banking being installed and suggests automated teller machines not as a stand alone but connected to a grid of tellers sitting at a computer some where far away.
There is a right mix of jargon and the introduces the lay reader to many processes that are in the banking framework. It is indeed a joy to read as one see's Arthur Hailey deft weave not only the growth of the character but the very greed of man to touch the vice that will pull him down. Beautifully written, a definite good read. Apr 28, Arvind rated it really liked it. This was my 6th book by Hailey and thankfully this was one of the better ones along with Airport.
Hailey is so repetitive and formulaic. I think he used "Find and Replace" option to write all his novels after the first one. Replace character names, replace technical terms of industry, replace setting of events - and you have a new Hailey novel in a different setting. Or maybe there is an X factor too - Hailey magic, that makes us return every now and then to pick up another novel.
Afterall, the This was my 6th book by Hailey and thankfully this was one of the better ones along with Airport. Afterall, the pacing is even and he never gets boring even at his worst. Recommended read for fiction-lovers. View all 3 comments. Jul 03, Priyanka rated it really liked it Shelves: My second-favourite Hailey. Someone like me, who finds business- , finance- , stock market-related subjects boring, couldn't put it down.
Simply brilliant! Jul 31, John rated it it was ok.
I am somewhat irritated that the villain is an uptight Episcopalian, but at least Hailey does make him struggle with his conscience.
The book did give interesting insights into the moral issues of American banking about 25 years ago. I was originally led to read it by the opening pages which set up an interesting quasi-locked-room back theft, but it was solved early on and became peripheral to the main plot.
Well Researched. Crisp story. Interesting tid-bits. The characters have a pre feel with clearly defined heroes and villains.. Technology seems like an afterthought which itself is amazing since it was written in Crimes seem less sophisticated.. Memorable characters.. Very futuristic on Corporate Governance and Insider trading..
Gold Standard explained.. This is a fun way to know an industry.. Read Hailey! After Airport,Hotel and Wheels,this Hailey bestseller is the story of a bank. Currency and credit card fraud,embezzlement,the mafia and the jockeying for power in the boardroom are elements which are skilfully combined to create a suspenseful story.
This is a novel about greed, corruption and the consequences that follow. May 29, Harshita rated it really liked it. This book is no different. This book is about an American bank First Mercantile American in s. At the start of the book, Ben Rosseli , the president of the bank announces that he has incurable lung cancer and will die soon.
Consequently, the two vice-presidents, Alex Vandervoot and Roscoe Hayward start aggressive campaigning for the post of the president.
Both characters are well-developed with shades of grey. Roscoe Hayward is in a loveless asexual marriage and believes that wooing big businesses is the way forward for the bank. Alex Vandervoot is in a relationship outside of his marriage with a left-wing activist lawyer and his own wife is in an asylum due to schizophrenia. He is more populist and public-friendly in his vision for the bank.
An insider robbery also makes side-plot in the novel and is written rather well. The functioning of the bank branches is described very well by Arthur Hailey.
The most impressive detail according to me was about ATMs. The patent for first ATM was given in Arthur Hailey managed to predict such a major change in banking. This is the depth of detail to which he went in his novels! I believe that a book review should be detailed enough to engage and intrigue a reader but crisp enough to not reveal any major plot-lines. With this thought I end my review and recommend this book for readers of good old-fashioned fiction.
Apr 22, Pawan rated it really liked it.
When I read this book, Banks were just boring place for me where you go to put your money or take it out. The story has all the drama and feel of a thriller but at the same time teaches you a lot. The protagonist of the book is running for the top position at the Bank an http: The protagonist of the book is running for the top position at the Bank and has to fight a rival to get there.
The story revolves around this fight between two ambitious individuals and takes us into murky politics of power in Banking industry.
But the beauty of book for me was not in the main story. There were many sub-plots and details about various functions of Bank which made it more interesting for me. There are two specific things which are still fresh in my mind about this book.
There is a depiction in the story about how a rumour can ruin a Bank if suddenly all the depositors come to the Bank to withdraw the money. The Banking industry works on the basis of taking money from people and then investing it to make more money. If everybody comes to ask their money back at the same time, no Bank would be able to return it and would go bankrupt. Banking works on trust of depositors and if that is lost, Bank is gone. Much later I had read a short story to the similar effect but more about that some other time.
In this book, the protagonist saves the Bank by making sure that all the people who turned up to get their money got it, but in reality it will most likely result in bankruptcy. Another incident is about a teller who is able to keep track of her cash to the last penny while doing all the transactions and how her ability saves her from the accusation of theft. Overall, a great book. I am able to remember so much even after 20 years. I wish I could remember my text books like that.
Jan 05, L. You like my book? Gee, thanks. Just bought it. Sound familiar? Sep 14, Raunak Ramakrishnan rated it really liked it. An Arthur Hailey classic on the innards of the Banking System before the now ubiquitous internet banking. The plot winds its way through counterfeiting, bank heists, phony companies and general corporate culture in the largest banks.
A very interesting read.