An investigation into a giant oil company and the people who run it and how it manages
its public profile and its engagement in places where there is little or no rule of law.
The book does not give answers but it does pose lots of questions.
This is a wonderful book. The author has encylcopaedic knowledge of the War .
Dealing chiefly with individual experiences the horror of the war
is poignantly captured.. Unforgettable images.
The stories set in the West were very good while those in the East were dull and meaningless. The links between the stories were tenuous.
Investing is necessary for everyone. Otherwise we will be poor.
This book shows the benefits of the markets despite the damages greed in Wall St has
brought upon us. The book is unsatisfactory as it meanders.However there are some very enjoyable views on money and wealth and how we should deal with wealth.
A man on a short holiday after a marital separation contemplates his ordinary life.
It is never dull. The author holds the reader's attention with sharp observations of the life of this mild man and his interactions and the interactions of others close to him , so well described that one is compelled to read on to discover more .
A well imagined exploration of illness and its effects on the person ,his work, and those around him.
to have more sympathy for those with diseases that cannot be diagnosed or explained as often these sufferers are thought to have a "psychological" condition.
Characters are old fashioned and of another age.
Good. It was hard for him as the main characters were very similar in their manner of talking..
The greek taxi driver spyros.
Machinations of the King Henry the Eight's court
The first in the series Wolf Hall akin to the first movement of a symphony, dense and crowded, full of uncompleted narratives. Bring up the bodies is like the slow second movement, narratives that recall the first movement and one main theme, the downfall of Ann Boelyn.
There should be a third movement to compete the symphony.
Could have been more like Simon Vance who was magnificent in Wolf Hall.
Thomas Cromwell, a man of modern sensibilities, venal and pragmatic bureaucrat.
The ancient history of gold was told very well. Where it failed was to explain clearly the economic issues pertaining to Gold in the 20th Century.
Yes, the story of Gold turned out to be exciting.
A little bit slow and ponderous.
No. I expect the hard issues which I did not understand well will be glossed over in a film and the parts that would be an interesting film would be the parts I understood.
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