Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Goes With A Tall Skinny Latte
"The Recessionistas" - A novel of the once rich and powerful
By: Alexandra Lebethal
"The book is set at the beginning of the economic meltdown in 2008. I think Lebenthal does a really good job of detailing the collapse of Wall Street whilst weaving in the personal stories of characters that seem like typical Wall Street people/couples. She describes the beginning of the recession and how it slowly unfolds and impacts the lives of these very financially blessed cast of characters. However, as well written as it is, I only found one character, Renee, likable. The others were a little self-centered and selfish at best and I was left feeling like I couldn’t care less what happened to any of them because they all deserved each other. Lebenthal is a very smart writer and gives a great window into the lifestyles of rich, Wall Street types, however, without giving anything away, some of the clues Renee picks up on and questions are a little weak in my mind. All in all it was an entertaining book and gave a great insight into the lives of the über rich."
(Reviewed By Greta B. in San Francisco)
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