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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
Rating: ★★
Date Finished: April 11th, 2015
Reading Time: A week

I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. The Duchess, “loins,” Ludes–good god. Themes that are exciting and superficially appealing were repeated to the point that I think my next book will have to be a Computer Science textbook. I can’t help but think: what in the world was in the original 1200 page manuscript that he gave to his editor?

I don’t mean to imply that this was a worthless read. Character development was (mostly) quite good. He detailed bouts of paranoia in stunning detail. The rehab speech was powerful. Given the content and length of the book, a tell-all conclusion would have been appropriate. Instead, the epilogue spanned about two pages and the book ends on a subdued note. It cheapened the reading experience. But, don’t forget to buy the sequel! You’ve got to be kidding me.

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Wolf of Wall Street Review