Cracks in the CeilingThe first decade of the 21st Century has been a wild roller-coaster ride. Just when we think we'd like to get off, the ride just keeps going – financial markets in turmoil, property markets in free-fall, countries in conflict, fast-changing technology impacting the way we work and relate to each other.Cracks in the Ceiling is a collection of short storCracks in the CeilingThe first decade of the 21st Century has been a wild roller-coaster ride. Just when we think we'd like to get off, the ride just keeps going – financial markets in turmoil, property markets in free-fall, countries in conflict, fast-changing technology impacting the way we work and relate to each other.Cracks in the Ceiling is a collection of short stories set in these turbulent times. These intriguing and at times twisted tales delve behind the facades of modern life to uncover the real struggles, hopes and dreams of ordinary people.Hopeful, insightful and at times humorous, Cracks in the Ceiling is an engaging and thought-provoking work for our times. These are stories about ordinary people, their struggles and hopes, as they cope with the circumstances that are dealt them: losing their jobs and homes, helping friends in trouble, making their own success, having to move across town or across the world to survive, having to go back to work after losing their retirement savings.Hopeful, insightful and at times humorous, Cracks in the Ceiling is an engaging and thought-provoking work for our times....
|Title||:||Cracks in the Ceiling|
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|Number of Pages||:||156 Pages|
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Cracks in the Ceiling Reviews
This little diamond of a book is a piece of relative genius. Everyone is feeling the pinch of the recession these days, from the overextended corporate bigwig to the average young couple struggling to buy, or even keep, the roof over their heads. The book is essentially a collection of short stories about different people, their lives, their troubles and their ways of coping in these turbulent financial waters. The author having had an extensive financial background gave him the edge with writing this stunning collection, as his in depth explanations behind the tales set them apart from the like. Sometimes depressing, scary but mostly very human and uplifting, this book is a shot in the arm for anyone huddled in the house this winter, watching the news and gas meter with increasing anxiety. Beautifully written, this is a book I would recommend highly. Rachel Dove, The Kindle Book Review
This book comprises a collection of short stories based on the lives of people affected in different ways by the global economic crisis. Some are tales of ordinary people who are faced with losing their jobs and homes, others are about wealthy individuals who have lost millions and are having to drastically rewrite their plans. There is a degree of overlap between some of the stories which adds an additional dimension to the tales as the reader begins to see both sides. It is a very contemporary theme with recession and the possible failure of the Euro still dominating national (and international) headlines.Although they are short stories the characterisation was well done and the way the relationships between different characters were portrayed made for some touching writing in places. While the author clearly knows his onions when it comes to the financial world and the background to the current turmoil, the content is accessible even to someone like me who is no financial wizard. I found the story about the vulnerability of large organisations thanks to the power of modern technology particularly interesting and enjoyed this as a thoughtful collection that made me stop and think.Despite the subject matter there were plenty of rays of hope in the book and rather than being slightly depressing the stories of survival and friendship were quite positive. I found it well formatted and don't recall noticing any typos. Overall I really enjoyed this read.