The title is quite cheesy, considering that we are in 2016. For a book that’s written in 1976, that really helps in ensuring that one feels young. I really like that the book uses a lot concepts of business management in the plot as well as the introduction towards the conflict in the story like the concept of how the stock prices would increase as more people buy, due to the increase in interest from the people who are willing to invest.
As in any story of getting even, there must be an act of where something that should be taken away from the hero. Since this is about business, the conflict was about people buying shares for lots of money and losing their investment. Through this book, it was quite interesting to look into some of the works that were written during my parents’ childhood. My parents always told me of how they were kept busy in their childhood. This included playing with others outside, reading books and watching TV even though it worked for only 2 hours in a day. Not that I felt bad for the TV not being there all the time, but the idea of having friends to play outside seemed like a fragment of imagination. I always found that homework and other people’s homework would keep them busy, making it really hard for playing outside. Like any comedy-tragedy of being robbed, there is always this plot for stealing things back for revenge. The book seems to mix plots of the movie series of Ocean’s and the Gambit, having the villain who stole from them give them their money back in the most inconspicuous of ways. However, the true progress of this whole plot is rather long, which made it quite dragging for maintaining the interest towards the end.
I’m not very pleased to say this but sometimes I had to take a few breaks from reading the book due to these patches of slow progress. I know that sometimes it happens in a lot of books and movies, but I felt that the length and the frequency was too much for a normal read. I would like to recommend the book for the people who enjoy some knowledge applied plots and who like revenge plots without people dying. Fair warning that the progress of the story might be quite a drag, I do like the book for what it’s worth, and also for the fact that it is a 40 -year- old book, it is nice. Also having read this book and realizing its advantages and disadvantages, I now understand that boredom must seriously have been a daily problem in my parents’ childhood.