Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Riotous and absolutely hilarious – unputdownable’ — Howard Marks ‘His timing couldn’t be better!London’s pernicious financial. : Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile (Audible Audio Edition): Geraint Anderson, Tom Hollander, Hachette Audio UK: Books. In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London’s financial heartland, Cityboy breaks the Square Mile’s code of silence, revealing tricks of the.

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Mar 15, Tom Middleton rated it did not like it. It may make poor souls like me who work in other industries tremendously jealous but still it’s an entertaining read.

Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It. How truthful is this book likely to be? Thompson’s drug-addled Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I read it while wondering which of the anecdotes happened to the author and which were fictional or office rumours Want to Read saving….

My editor says even a newspaper column rehash as poor as this needs a narrative thread. Addictive loatning the wrong reasons; yes it’s for the most part fast paced and simplistic so that anyone who is not well versed with the financial world can pick it up and finish it, however it is in my belief that readers are more intrigued with a simplistic version of the truth as opposed to this book which is a cocktail of sensationalism, where fiction meets the truth.

Geraint captures the essentials of the absurd life in the City of London, early s. It feasts with dirty details how money, sex and drugs play huge role in a world full of egoistic individuals of banking. To say I looked sartorially challenged would be akin to saying Mike Tyson looked like he could handle himself in a fight. Don’t be afraid to repeat the obvious.

Cityboy | Beer And Loathing In The Square Mile

I couldn’t help but feel at the end, however, that Anderson, while living the high and hard life, has made out like a bandit in the end of it all. Mr Anderson apparently never worked for a bulge bracket bank as Steve does in the book. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. A most entertaining read, hilariously funny and sadly very close to the truth – many situations will sound strangely familiar to anyone who has worked in the Square Mile.


All banks are being used as nicknames like Scheisebank or megashite which could be Deutsch Bank or Citibanks of this world. Hard to say how much is fiction and how much is fact; I suspect much of it is true, although it does reinforce every negative stereotype you’ve ever had about elite finance: If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

May 26, Marc Aafjes rated it liked it Shelves: In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London’s financial heartland, Cityboy breaks the Square Mile’s code of silence in his own inimitable style, revealing explosive secrets, tricks of the trade and the corrupt, murky underbelly at the heart of life in the city. Its all about making a buck and some of the stories are very funny as are names of banks megashite etc. If you’re in the least bit interested about how this country is in the financial state it’s in, then read this.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. In other words about an average stockbrocker of the late 90s and early 00s. I’m glad that I’ve found a copy, as buying a copy wouldn’t ha Cityboy has left me confused. The effect you want is one of understated smugness. Hard to say how much is fiction and how much is fact; I suspect much An unsurprising yet unsettling expose on the behaviour of London stockbrokers – but probably symptomatic of the “profession” – if it could be called that – worldwide.

Given the current market situation, I guess the moment the book was published could not have been timed better. It’s clear the author has quite a negative recollection of his experiences during his time ‘in the city’, which — from my own understanding and experiences — ring true in more than a few instances.

Return to Book Page. On 18 Juneit was revealed that Anderson was the columnist City Boy of thelondonpaper.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Nov 07, Amanda rated it really liked it Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Cityboyplease sign up. Jul 22, Kerem rated it liked it. It’ll never be featured on Oprah’s book list, but if you’re looking for something citboy seem like the transcribed ramblings of that dude in the bar who just told his boss to eff off ‘cuz he’s done working for The Man, then this is the squsre for you.


Jan 11, Leigh rated it it was amazing. The obvious issue here is that the story of an equity analyst is being used to generalised the whole city community, so read it with a pinch of salt, but nevertheless rethink the wa It’s is a really enjoyable book to read, especially since the author did it’s utmost best to think up the most creative metaphors that i have seen in a while, whilst making extensive use of his thesaurus.

His vulgar writing This book is all about how greedy and selfish cityboys are and hey, Mr Anderson was one of them so he should know, right?

Written in a witty and sarcastic tone, the loqthing does provide an interesting anv.

He’s the egotistical buffoon who loudly brags about how much cash he’s made on the market at otherwise pleasant dinner parties. So let me introduce you to Hugo, my venal, corpulent, cocksucking nemesis.

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Play up the class angle. May 30, Rogier rated it really liked it. It would seem the author was trying hard to write a good story, and if it’s that’s the case, hats off to you Sir, you might even get a movie deal. Write a customer review. Book really tries to shock you. Our futures are in Cityboys hands. I got this book as a gift for my sister who started studyinc finance and economics in uni last year, and found myself drawn into that book.

Product details Audible Audiobook Listening Length: This is a truly great book about the City – if you are at least a little bit interested in the subject, you should definitely start reading it and you will not be able to stop. It’s a decent book with fairly interesting anecdotes and many good one liners. Jul 01, Ankur Rastogi rated it liked it.

E Crass, forthright and straight-up entertaining! A decent topical read on how the city operates from an author who obviously got stuck right into it. A few of the more irritating points were the unnecessary, forced vulgarity – not of the subject matter, but in the writing style; the way he ended so many ideas with a comparison eg.