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Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review After a somewhat shaky start the novel opens with the narrator laid up in hospital, his buxom nurse hovering too close, leading to inadvertent groping and his first Me Too moment all by page 2 , I found that I actually really enjoyed this book in fact, quite a bit The story revolves around a sardonic American born and English educated layabout, who does minimal work to scrape by in a variety of finance jobs in t Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review After a somewhat shaky start the novel opens with the narrator laid up in hospital, his buxom nurse hovering too close, leading to inadvertent groping and his first Me Too moment all by page 2 , I found that I actually really enjoyed this book in fact, quite a bit The story revolves around a sardonic American born and English educated layabout, who does minimal work to scrape by in a variety of finance jobs in the City of London and later, Manhattan Giles Goodenough manages to marry a beautiful stripper, naturally with a heart of gold become BofA Merrill Lynch s star analyst by virtue of generating soaring price targets on a stock not so loosely modeled on Tesla even its actual, atmospheric price action THIS MONTH is mirrored in the book and get hand picked by a billionaire for a hedge fund job with the potential for 8 digit bonus payouts He has to grovel to several egomaniacal personalities, save his wife from a lecherous boss, and fend off unwanted overtures of his own One can see early on the story going pear shaped.Along the way, Giles ie the author , given their shared autobiographical background showcases biting English humour and penchant for dropping in Classics references and Latin phrases left mostly untranslated The author is truly very funny I chuckled my way through the whole story which I consumed in one day thanks to the book s brevity and wit I made 28 annotations, vs my usual 5 6 in longer andserious books.Does the story have problematic elements Yes, namely gross female stereotypes women are either sex bombs or grim matrons, with only one normal female popping up at the end and evendisturbing cultural caricatures the occasional insipid Southeast Asian taxi driver, the humorless crew of visiting German relatives, etc But the author eviscerates the Wall St hedge fund Silicon Valley types just as much He does it with gusto and a panache that I ve often only really detected in my own British spouse and our English friends A final comment on the setting having worked in finance myself in both London and NY for many decades, I can attest that this story was true to many elements of that world Investor conferences really are that dire, the distribution of capital follows a similar process to that described, Wall St relies too much on safe blackbox valuation models plus analyst and investor herd mentality, and traders do frequent strip clubs and often wind up marrying the entertainment I personally enjoyed seeing thetechnical aspects described, fairly accurately, but appreciate it s not for all readers.If you liked Liar s Poker, Bombardiers, and other outrageous yet mostly true stories about finance, you ll likely enjoy this book Same for those who appreciate good old fashioned English wit (((Read Ebook))) ✗ Snatch 2&20: A Satirical Romp through the Wall Street Swamp ↻ Would You Sell Your Soul To A Sociopathic Hedge Fund Titan For Tens Of Millions In Dirty Cash What About Your Sexy Wife What If It Meant Cozying Up To A Neurotic And Lecherous Tech Entrepreneur While Risking Your Freedom, And Maybe Even Your Life Snatch Is A Satirical Memoir Informed By The Author S Past Life As A Hedge Fund Manager It Should Not Only Be Of Interest To The Fans Of The Hit TV Shows Billions And Silicon Valley, And Books Like The Wolf Of Wall Street And Liar S Poker, But To Anyone Who Wants An Insider S Take On The Rotten Core Of Our Delusional Plutocracy In This Second Gilded AgeIf You Just Say No To Innuendo, Then Please Enter With Caution As The Strumpet Said To The Stiff But Just Remember That, In This Case, The Only Thing Offensive Than The Jokes Is The Truth They Pillory The Corruption Of Our Financial Elites And The System That Enables Them, The Ludicrous Hype Surrounding Technology Companies And Their Founders, And The Blatant Hypocrisy Of Pretty Much Everyone It Is Also, Perhaps, One Man S Journey To Find A Grain Of Meaning In The Castle Of Sand That Is His Life Gloriously Sardonic A Riotous Ride For Readers Fast Paced And Often Hilarious Fiction Kirkus Reviews A Remarkable Debut Novel Among The Top Stories I Ve Read So Far This Year Reader Views A Raucous Story Told By A Brilliant Mind The Novel Sings Like A Satirical Sword Self Publishing Review Readers Will Not Be Bored Indie Reader A Clever, Cynical Novel Foreword Clarion Complex, Witty, Dramatic Engrossing, Unexpected, And Hard To Put Down Midwest Book ReviewLuke Fellows Is A Forty Something Recovering Hedge Fund Manager Born In London, He Sacrificed His Love Of Classics For A Wall Street Career, Moving To New York City In After A Sojourn At Harvard Business School, He Made The Leap To Silicon Valley, Where He Co Founded A Technology Focused Hedge Fund, Retiring As Soon As His Partners Could Practicably Get Rid Of Him Despite His Best Efforts To Escape The Bubble, He Still Lives With His Wife And Three Daughters Near Palo Alto, CA Snatch Is The First Novel He Is Admitting To Don t Sell This Book ShortSort of in spite of myself I liked, and then really liked, this book At first I mostly just enjoyed the sharp, snarky humor, but then I actually warmed up to our hero Giles and even became invested in the plot Sure, the hero starts out as nothing special He is crafted along the lines of a slacker, trust fundy, con man who s floating along luxuriating in and flaunting his unreliability and lack of focus Proud of his shallowness and crass misogyny Been there, read th Don t Sell This Book ShortSort of in spite of myself I liked, and then really liked, this book At first I mostly just enjoyed the sharp, snarky humor, but then I actually warmed up to our hero Giles and even became invested in the plot Sure, the hero starts out as nothing special He is crafted along the lines of a slacker, trust fundy, con man who s floating along luxuriating in and flaunting his unreliability and lack of focus Proud of his shallowness and crass misogyny Been there, read that Along the same lines the plot is nothing special Our hero Giles is placed with a master of the universe billionaire type for the purpose of gathering insider info to be used and misused by Gile s financial taskmaster None of this seemed very promising It felt like I Can Get It For You Wholesale meets The Great Gatsby , but without the grit, heart, depth, desperation, or despair.But get this Somewhere along the way the author found a character who was worth writing about Giles is still snarky and disconnected, but he shows us flashes of decency and integrity and maturity that get us interested in how he will navigate the bizarre world in which he finds himself Is this slow build on purpose, or did our debut author just need some time to find his writerly chops I don t know, but as a reader I was delighted I stayed for the second and third acts.I probably stayed, at first, because the book is loaded with fascinating and wildly amusing rants, riffs, drunken insider tips, and financial elite takedowns that are smart, pointed, vicious, and edgy I wasthan happy to suffer through some awkward plotting and to keep company with a main character who started out as basically a dick, just to come across all of these nutzy and withering bits, which are very generously sprinkled all through the book Join Giles at his desk, at a tech conference, giving us his low down on fund allocators, or in conference with insane tech showmen and billionaires Sympathize with Giles and his fellow laborers over drinks and despair Consider this the only workplace dramedy in which all of the workers are holding out for million dollar bonuses Find out what the title means.Bottom line, at a minimum, if you re willing to start out with a smarmy slacker in order to be allowed access to his universe, and if you re willing to buy him drinks just to hear his hilarious stories, and if you want to learnabout the sleazy, greedy, buffoons who are making and keeping all of the money these days, then this is an excellent and entertaining find Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book More Crisp Than a 100 BillSnatch 2 20 by Luke E Fellows is a fictional, but believable account of life above the trading floor of Wall Street This narrative is a very engaging and entertaining read as told by a hedge fund manager employed by an investment firm The well developed character, Giles Goodenough, is stereotypically portrayed as bordering on the edge of being a sleazy personality who is concerned about himself and has honed his craft of investing for his clients that would rival th More Crisp Than a 100 BillSnatch 220 by Luke E Fellows is a fictional, but believable account of life above the trading floor of Wall Street This narrative is a very engaging and entertaining read as told by a hedge fund manager employed by an investment firm The well developed character, Giles Goodenough, is stereotypically portrayed as bordering on the edge of being a sleazy personality who is concerned about himself and has honed his craft of investing for his clients that would rival the most productive con man.He readily admits he is no saint, but has redeeming features over his cohorts.His mantra and philosphy of life appears to be get the most out of life by giving the least back.His story begins from a hospital bed and room where the doctor has proclaimed his being fortunate on being alive The story getting him to that point in his physical recovery unfolds as the story twists and turns through the corridors of investigating a shadowy company and being imbedded into management, rubbing elbows with the financial elite and coming precariously close to white collar crime.Added to the enhancement of the plot is a well written and witty portrayal of a hero who is clever, sarcastic and real as he ponders his own life and observes the lifes of others The novel pulls back the financial veil of what may or may not happen inside the offices and boardrooms of those pledging to care for investors and investments.Snatch 220 by Luke E Fellows is a quality read and will most probably engage the reader s imagination and amusement as it follows a character who still has some semblance of a conscience in a business world A business world that is after the financial resources of others Additionally, the narrative is replete with suggestive advances towards others, politically incorrect expressions and blatant sexual harassment as the author provides a full throated reveal of what may take place in the world of high finance and capitalism If Necessity is the mother of invention, then shame is the mother of delusion It is such a cliche, but the only reason I m giving this book 5 stars is because I can t give it 6 I agreeded to review this book as a request When I read the synopsis, I was not thrilled I don t know, or care, anything about wall street and stock traders I couldn t imagine that there was any way to portray the adventures of such a person in a way that I could stay conscious forthan a few chapters Snatch 2 If Necessity is the mother of invention, then shame is the mother of delusion It is such a cliche, but the only reason I m giving this book 5 stars is because I can t give it 6 I agreeded to review this book as a request When I read the synopsis, I was not thrilled I don t know, or care, anything about wall street and stock traders I couldn t imagine that there was any way to portray the adventures of such a person in a way that I could stay conscious forthan a few chapters Snatch 220 absolutely shattered that expectation.Holy Smoke This is a fantastic story that embodies the same irreverence as the original MASH I don t know anything about high finance and the stock market, so I was fearful that I wouldn t be able to keep up with what was happening I still don t understand Trading, but Fellows manages to explain just enough to make me think I understand what is happening in the book Basically it all seems to be a magic act Illusion The comical and irreverent way the author takes us on this journey makes it a lot of fun.I don t care what your usual genre is, do yourself a favor and read this book Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review A young somewhat lost entitled financial hotshot falls down the rabbit hole of Silicon Valley finances greed and politics I can t say I didn t enjoy this book, because I did It was sort of a mix between The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Devil s Advocate sort of It definitely has it s fair share of shocking lifestyle choices and moments the open marriage to the ex stripper, etc But for me, I felt there was an Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review A young somewhat lost entitled financial hotshot falls down the rabbit hole of Silicon Valley finances greed and politics I can t say I didn t enjoy this book, because I did It was sort of a mix between The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Devil s Advocate sort of It definitely has it s fair share of shocking lifestyle choices and moments the open marriage to the ex stripper, etc But for me, I felt there was an overuse of financial jargon for someone who really doesn t read the Wall Street Journal regularly It will definitely appeal to a different crowd Snatch 2 20 is a pithy, snarky, quick witted read It touches on everything in a cynical, yet somehow sunny, way The characters are lovable in their unlovableness The story is fun and fast paced.Overall, this was a really fun read that was difficult to put down It is truly a remarkable work of fiction that deserves to be read by anyone concerned with corruption, bad faith politics, and the general state of how America, and the world to a large extent, is currently being run.Pick this one up q Snatch 220 is a pithy, snarky, quick witted read It touches on everything in a cynical, yet somehow sunny, way The characters are lovable in their unlovableness The story is fun and fast paced.Overall, this was a really fun read that was difficult to put down It is truly a remarkable work of fiction that deserves to be read by anyone concerned with corruption, bad faith politics, and the general state of how America, and the world to a large extent, is currently being run.Pick this one up quickly and I don t think it will be possible for you to be disappointed Snatch 2 20 by Luke Fellows is satirical novel so outrageous you know it has to be fiction, but its underlying ties to reality are such that you ll either laugh out loud or just lay down and cry over the demise of humanity Sounds extreme and it is delightfully so Read my full review Snatch 220 by Luke Fellows is satirical novel so outrageous you know it has to be fiction, but its underlying ties to reality are such that you ll either laugh out loud or just lay down and cry over the demise of humanity Sounds extreme and it is delightfully so Read my full review Full of unusually interesting characters in a complex story which will likely stay with the reader for a while This is engaging and funny and well written It can outlandish and depressing at various times and has a good ending Recommended.Thanks very much for the review copy