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Capital by John Lanchester

"A vibrant piece of fiction, pulsating with events and emotions…Seems destined to be read a hundred years from now." —Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Each house on Pepys Road, an ordinary street in London, has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. But each of the street’s residents—a rich banker and his shopaholic wife, a soccer prodigy from Senegal, Pakistani shop owners, a dying old woman and her graffiti-artist son—is receiving a menacing postcard with a simple message: "We Want What You Have." Who is behind this? What do they really want? In Capital, John Lanchester ("an elegant and wonderfully witty writer"—New York Times) delivers a warm and compassionate novel that captures the anxieties of our time—property values going up, fortunes going down, a potential terrorist around every corner—with an unforgettable cast of characters.

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ISBN-13: 9780393089103
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 24,483
File size: 731 KB

About the Author

John Lanchester is the author of Capital, a novel, How to Speak Money, and I.O.U., a New York Times best-selling book on the financial crisis. A regular contributor to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, he lives in London.

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Capital: A Novel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Characters you care about, with some very unsympathetic but interesting none the less. Very strong parallel stories without a hard-to-believe coming together where everyone's in the same room or something. I feel the author did a great job of understanding the souls of people from very different walks of life. Higly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down, literally. I got up in the middle of the night because I just had to finish it. Characters were amazingly real, and I found myself rooting for them. I work in the financial sector in NY rather than London, but it's the same, it seems, because he captured it exactly right.
MWgal More than 1 year ago
A worthwhile read; a good snapshot of greed and materialism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and easy read. One of the best books I read in 2013.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Engrossing and we'll written it felt so real it could go on and on.
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LAWonder More than 1 year ago
I think CAPITAL was lacking in most areas - adventure, mystery, intrigue, drama. The language was crude. Suspense was simply not there. There were too many characters involved for just one book. That said, the characters were, however, very well defined and separated so it was not that hard to recount who was being discussed. The author has talent but needs to add a smooth flow and energy to his writing. Many of us would appreciate 'cleaner' language. It can be accomplished by tactfully alluding to the words and crses without actually using them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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