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  • By billatnotboreddotorg
    Sep 1, 2013
    "Whether a reader enjoys the book likely will depend on political persuasion. The far left, I'm sure, would love it. Anyone right of center who doesn't regard it as comedy would likely hate it. The main character and his cohorts plot to defraud companies whose business practices are deplorable. Are they noble? They seem more selfish louts, anarchists rather than proponents of social justice, although they do make copies of the checks they receive and hand them to co-workers not involved in the scheme, hoping to inspire them to follow suit. I suspect this is designed as a rationale for their thievery, which they freely admit, rather than as a spur to righteous revolution. The scams are fascinating and a bit complex in some cases. This is really a rebellion against the way life works. The background of the protagonist is horrific, but so is that of most of his contemporaries in post WWII Italy. Most workers chose to fall in line and quietly provide for their families. Were they... More > exploited? There is no doubt, in some cases, and the protagonist has only contempt for those who work hard and keep their mouths shut. He is as much an elitist as those he ridicules. Of course, exploitation was common in earlier eras. That has changed dramatically in the western world, no thanks to men like the protagonist. A lot of jobs may remain menial, but workers are well-compensated in salary and benefits, and are free to seek employment elsewhere. I doubt the protagonist would be appeased by these advances. I'm sure he would rather scam than work. Those of good will have and will continue to fight to bring the needed reform to end exploitation. Some will succumb to the temptation of corruption. The characters in this book revel in corruption from the start." -- Victor Fortezza, 18 August 2013.< Less
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Colossal Books
March 6, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.52 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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