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Meltdown

by Ben Elton

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LoveReading Expert Review of Meltdown

The comedian and satirist turns his attention to the credit crunch with this tale of a privileged futures trader who becomes bankrupt and the effect on his family and friends.  It’s light and amusing but speaks to the heart of our society; touching and thought provoking, but able to make you laugh.  It may be a depressing subject, but there’s no chance of this neat satire spoiling your mood for it’s the ideal thing to help you unwind poolside before the cocktail hour and count your blessings.  It’s clever stuff.

Sarah Broadhurst

Meltdown Synopsis

For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps. But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyone can handle success. It's how you handle failure that really matters.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780552775106
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Ben Elton
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Primary Genre Humorous fiction
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ISBN: 9780552775106
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 05/11/2009
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About Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he is the writer of such TV hits as The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line. Elton has written three musicals, The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You and Tonight’s the Night and three West End plays. His internationally bestselling novels include Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society.

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