Official Review: The Piketty Problem by Garth Hallberg

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Re: Official Review: The Piketty Problem by Garth Hallberg

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I enjoy reading books like these, your review tells me that even though the main ideas in the story are very complex the author does a good job at keeping every interesting and maybe even easy to read. I might try this one!

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Thanks for stopping by, it is truly a great read!
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What a great review for what sounds like an interesting book! You had me at "the robots are coming, the robots are coming." :) It's always a good sign when an author can take a heavy topic and make it accessible to the reader. I am off to read the sample.
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Great to hear bookowlie, do let me know if you read the whole thing, would love to chat!
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What a detailed, well-written review. Thanks for it.
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Thanks Mtsweni Nelsy, glad you enjoyed it :) :)
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This sounds EXACTLY like the kind of book I would cherish, a character study with a sizable cast and a satirical plot that treads the line between humorous and harrowing. Good review. I will definitely have to read this book.

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Deft plot, great characters, and humorous writing? Sounds like a winner for fans of the genre. A tale revolving around several characters during the 2016 presidential election, and the protest of some of them against using robots in work place, sounds interesting. I don't care for political, sexual, and economic themes, but I am glad you found Hallberg's writing lively and engaging. Thank you for the review!
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You explain the economic perspective of the author very well indeed.

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Nicely done review! This book definitely highlights one of the worst nightmares of the working class. However, I don't see myself reading this one. Thanks again for your review!

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I’ll be honest. I almost stopped reading at the first Trump reference because I wasn’t ready to be bombarded by political commentary. However, your review has changed my mind about reading the whole book. Thank you.

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Thanks for the review. You make the author's writing style sound so engaging that I wish the subject matter were different. I am full up of politics right now and don't see myself reading anything where either Ronald or Donald looms large. Thanks for the review.

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This sounds like a great book! I'm not up on how economy works, so if this book really makes it interesting as opposed to dry like you say, it's going on my To-Read list.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie »

This sounds like a successful attempt to fictionalize a political issue, with Dealy personifying unchecked capitalism. It would be interesting to find out how the situation with his more liberal opponents resolves.

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A fascinating review. I am glad you enjoyed the book. This one is going on my shelf.

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