Monday, April 25, 2011

Over the weekend, I finished At Any Price by Brian Freemantle.

At Any Price is a business thriller, about the head of a well run US based hotel chain trying to buy a poorly run UK based one. Along the way, lots of things are learned about the family that runs the UK hotel chain and about the struggle between the protagonist and his father in law, each of which blame the other for the death of the protagonist's wife and baby.

It's an OK read, but the world of business has changed so much since 1982 that what might have been a tense strategic battle just seems old and quaint, undermining the rest of the book.

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