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Short (2010)

by Cortright McMeel(Favorite Author)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
0312594313 (ISBN13: 9780312594312)
Thomas Dunne Books
review 1: I enjoyed this book, and enjoyed learning a bit more about energy trading. I think I would have liked the book more if it had focused a bit more on character development/private lives and a bit less on the technicalities of the trading business. I'm glad it included a glossary, but I think the book would have been more successful if McMeel would have translated a bit. Overall, a successful piece of fiction, though.
review 2: This book is a very entertaining and smooth read; I say smooth because most of it is plainly written, and the only times I had to second guess the writing is when we readers are being educated in the business of energy trading - where the prose gets much more technically descriptive. So yes, aside from being a great story it is also info
... morermative. I'd like to remember this book for it's colorful, human characters, and as a lesson about a profession of which, before I read this story, I had little understanding. Worth every second I spent turning the page(s)! less
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Awfully ugly portrayal of energy traders & brokers. McMeel fails to humanize any of his characters.
Much better than I thought it would be. Gained momentum as it progressed...
Energy trading desk (and traders) crazier than can be imagined.
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