Where to start? A close friend who worked at the banks before the crash recommended this book to me, saying I may ‘finally comprehend what really went on in there’. Well I had no idea it was like this, no idea at all!
As a man, I am shocked, as a human, I am shocked. Such utter disregard for people and their lives and in such powerful institutions that, whether we agree or not, still control the world. I thought I was a man with a decent grasp on life, but even I was surprised at the depths of the of bullying innocent victims and the obvious psychological (long term impact) this can have.
I am not unfamiliar with hard work and tough rules, I have worked in the City (not the same field) myself, but reading Nyla’s story was simultaneously engaging and disheartening. I had become so very invested in her by the time I had reached the mid point of ‘Monsters Arising’ (first book also a fantastic read by the way. It goes without saying that I am avidly awaiting the third) that I felt almost like reaching in and giving her a supportive pep talk.
I actually believe that I admire Nyla and those she stands for, and I feel a little in awe of her ability to silently speak out when those around her do nothing but strut around (Yes that Peter character got under my skin, I’ll admit it!).
As I sign off I must note that I am most intrigued by the Bagman, what a classy gent. Now this I am very interested to see play out!
‘I live in a hostile environment’. Over the last year, many EU citizens in the UK have said that. So many times. Harassment? Bullying? Legal uncertainty? Lack of empathy? Being made into the ‘other’, being publicly vilified, demonized? Encountering obstacle after obstacle, so that life becomes a misery? Like many other EU citizens, I have […] Continue reading
Here are the first few pictures from Nyla’s reading of ‘Slaughterhouse Morning’ at Waterstones Covent Garden on Friday 3 March. Wonderful audience, standing room only for quite a few! Most exciting image: people picking up my book, rapt and immersed. Reading it, buying it. Wow! Continue reading
Nyla Nox will be reading from her first chapter of ‘Slaugtherhouse Morning’. You will be the very first to hear it before the book comes out later in March! Link to the website Continue reading
“Part satire, part thriller and part exposé, this book explores the dark corporate underbelly of the banking world and of those who are stuck working in it.” “Nox has a clear, honest writing style and has unique and refreshing ways of describing people and their relationships. ” “This was an interesting book that gave a lot […] Continue reading
“I really liked the character Nyla.” ” I also learned a lot about finance and banks in this book. I love books like this, when the author is writing about an industry, and writes it so well that we actually learn something.” “The writing style (like I mentioned above), is very unique. It took me a while to […] Continue reading