I read Now a while ago and I was not impressed. When Too Small to Fail caught my eye, I realised that it was by the same author, Morris Gleitzman, so I put the book away again. When I visited the library, it caught my eye again. And again.
It was time to read it.
I read Too Small to Fail in one sitting.
Oliver’s parents own a bank, but he wants more. Not squillions of dollars. He just wants a dog.
When the dog is used to blackmail Oliver, he gets immersed in the murky world of investment, banking, liabilities, assets and credit default swaps. He realises that being “nice” and “kind” are not part of an investment banker’s job description.
The problem is that he wants his parents to be nice and kind. Unfortunately, they are investment bankers.
In addition to all this, Too Small to Fail is a journey through the deserts of Australia, in the company of an ex-housekeeper, a boy, a girl, a dog and a camel. It’s a journey well worth taking.
|Title||Too Small to Fail|
|Rating (out of 5)||3.5|