The Moneychangers [Arthur Hailey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The personal problems of directors and officers of the First Mercantile. Philip Hensher: A book that changed me: Goodness knows why nobody took Arthur Hailey’s blockbuster away from me, but it taught my. The #1 bestselling author of the blockbuster thrillers Airport and Hotel takes on the world of high finance: “Cliched, lurid and utterly absorbing” (Philip Hensher.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Haley Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey. As the day begins at First Mercantile American Bank, so do the high-stake risks, the public scandals, and the private affairs.
It is the inside world where secret million-dollar deals are made, manipulated, and sweetened with sex by the men and women who play to win. Paperbackpages. Published November 1st by Berkley first published February To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Moneychangersplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 11, Scycer rated it really liked it.
How does this man do it. Take an industry learn it and then churn out a story. His pace is not adrenaline pumping nor is there any dead zones. It just flows so smoothly that once you start at page one it just turns until you find yourself staring at the last page.
Money Changers is about the banking business, especially corporate banking. It gives an insight into the world of lending and borrowing works, with a great interplay between profit and ethics.
Bankers indeed never seem to have time for How does this man do it. Bankers indeed never seem to have time for anything else other than work. For those reading it beware it a book released before internet hit our world and talks about the possibility of core banking being installed and suggests automated teller machines not as a stand alone but connected to a grid of tellers sitting at a computer some where far away. There is a right mix of jargon and the introduces the lay reader to many processes that are in the banking framework.
It is indeed a joy to read as one see’s Arthur Hailey deft weave not only the growth of the character but the very greed of man to touch the vice that will pull him down. Beautifully written, a definite good read. Apr 28, Arvind rated it really liked it.
This was my 6th book by Hailey and thankfully this was one of the better ones along with Airport. Hailey is so repetitive and formulaic. I think he used “Find and Replace” option to write all his novels after the first one. Replace character names, replace technical terms of industry, replace setting of events – and you have a new Hailey novel in a different setting. Or maybe there is an X factor too – Hailey magic, that makes us return every now and then to pick up another novel.
Afterall, the This was my 6th book by Hailey and thankfully this was one of the better ones along with Airport. Afterall, the pacing is even and he never gets boring even at his worst.
Recommended read for fiction-lovers. View all 3 comments. Jul 03, Priyanka rated it really liked it Shelves: Someone like me, who finds business-finance-stock market-related subjects boring, couldn’t put it down.
Jul 31, John rated it it was ok. I am somewhat irritated that the villain is an uptight Episcopalian, but at least Hailey does qrthur him struggle with his conscience. The book did give interesting insights into the moral issues of American banking about 25 years ago. I was originally led to read it by the opening pages which set up an interesting quasi-locked-room back theft, but it was solved early on moneycyangers became peripheral to the main plot.
The characters have a pre feel with clearly defined heroes and villains.
Technology seems like an afterthought which itself is amazing since it was written in Crimes seem less sophisticated. Very futuristic on Corporate Governance and Insider trading. This is a fun way to know an industry. After Airport,Hotel and Wheels,this Hailey bestseller is the story of a bank.
Currency and credit card fraud,embezzlement,the mafia and the jockeying for power in the boardroom are elements which are skilfully combined to create a suspenseful story. This is a novel about greed, corruption and the consequences that follow. May 29, Harshita rated it really liked it. This book is no different. This book is about an American bank First Mercantile American in s.
At the start of the book, Ben Rosselithe president of the bank announces that he has incurable lung cancer and will die soon.
Consequently, the two vice-presidents, Alex Vandervoot and Roscoe Hayward start aggressive campaigning for the post of the president.
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Both characters are well-developed with shades of grey. Roscoe Hayward is in a loveless asexual marriage and believes that wooing big businesses is the way forward for the bank. Alex Vandervoot is in a relationship outside of his marriage with a left-wing activist lawyer and his own wife is in an asylum due to schizophrenia.
He is more populist and public-friendly in his vision for the bank. An insider robbery also makes side-plot in the novel and is written rather well. The functioning of the bank branches is described moneychanyers well by Arthur Hailey. The most impressive detail according to me was about ATMs.
The patent for first ATM was given in Arthur Hailey managed to predict such a major change in banking. This is the depth of qrthur to which he went in his novels! I believe that a book haipey should be detailed enough to engage and intrigue a reader but crisp enough to not reveal any major plot-lines. With this thought I end my review and recommend this book for readers of good old-fashioned fiction. Apr 22, Pawan rated it really liked it.
When I read this book, Banks were just boring place for me where you go to put your money or take it out. The story has all the drama and feel of a thriller but at the same time teaches you a lot.
The protagonist of the book is running for the top position at the Bank an http: The protagonist of the book is running for the top position at the Bank and has to fight a rival to get there. The story revolves around this fight between two ambitious individuals and takes us into murky politics of power in Banking industry.
But the beauty of book for me was not in the main story. There were many sub-plots and details about various functions of Bank which made it more interesting for me.
There are two specific things which are still fresh in my mind about this book. There is a depiction in the story about how a rumour can ruin a Bank if suddenly all the depositors come to the Bank to withdraw the money. The Banking industry works on the basis of taking money from people and then investing it to make more money.
If everybody comes to ask moneychsngers money back at the same time, no Bank would be able to return it and would go bankrupt. Banking works on trust of depositors and if that is lost, Bank is gone. Much later I had read a short story to the similar effect but more about that some other time.
The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey
In this book, the protagonist saves the Bank by making sure that all the people who turned up to get their money got it, but in reality it will most likely result in bankruptcy. Another incident is about a teller who is able to keep track of her cash to the last penny while doing all the transactions hailry how her ability saves her from the accusation of theft.
Overall, a great book. I am able to remember so much even after 20 years. I wish I could remember my text books like that.
Jan 05, L. Sep 14, Raunak Ramakrishnan rated it really liked it. An Arthur Hailey classic on moneychaangers innards of the Banking System before the now ubiquitous internet banking. The plot winds its way through counterfeiting, bank heists, phony companies and general corporate culture in the largest banks. A very interesting read. Feb 25, Teddy rated it liked it. This book is left of center.
Had a good plot that kept my interest. Had some bad language. I wouldn’t reccommed you buy it.