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    Terrible book, do not believe the hype

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    Ditto "The book thief" I finished on the train this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Terrible book, do not believe the hype
    I quite enjoyed it...
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    Basic applied microeconomics..... for dummies.

    OMGZ.... who'd a thunk a girl called Precious-Cristal would be from a lower socio-economic group than someone called Victoria. And get this.... she will be less prosperous also.

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    I quite enjoyed the section on drug dealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TazMaN View Post
    I quite enjoyed the section on drug dealers
    That bit by itself could have made quite an interesting novel...
    ... as long as it wasn't written by the over excitable authors of freakonomics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    That bit by itself could have made quite an interesting novel...
    ... as long as it wasn't written by the over excitable authors of freakonomics
    Isn't it being made (Or has been made) into a film? The drug dealer bit - sure I read that somewhere.

    BTW I liked it. Also the bit on real estate dealers (i.e. they really are a bunch of sharks)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TazMaN View Post
    I quite enjoyed the section on drug dealers
    Q: Why do drug-dealers live with their mothers
    A: Cos the are at the bottom of the pecking order and don't earn much money.

    The rest of the chapter is padding.

    I hate the way this guy is sold as some kind of revolutioary thinker. Not so, my friends, not so.

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