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Charlie Anderson is certain about a lot of things He's the best consultant in town His family is the most important thing in his life And he's a world class liar and seducer Now Anna Charlie's wife is Head of Retail and has the inside rail to become the first female CEO in The Bank's history Their daughters are smart and happy All is well in Charlie's world But the rules in Charlie's game are. A promising idea let down by poor writing lack of character development and a story that in the end goes nowhereI received this novel as a present and set out to finish it though found myself forcing to read to get it done Never before had I been compelled to review a book before this oneFirstly the general idea behind the story is a good one There are lots of interesting plot developments and always the tease of a greater story though it never accounts to really anything Though at times I became interested and intrigued by the story I was generally let down as little to nothing developed while enduring the descriptive padding of meaningless to the plot information that the author presented In the end it feels like I had come full circle Nothing had really changed from page one with no major changes character development or anything It left with with a uite annoyed and wasted feel like my dedication to reading this book was time not worth spent The descriptive style of the author is both frustrating and boring to read and this book seems to have lacked a proper edit Long padded sentences which sometimes go as long as a page without a full stop describing pointless meaningless to the plot day to day activities are littered throughout this book as well as almost irrelevant information about the finance industry which is forced upon the reader At times I was left confused as to what the story was really about and tended to skim read through much of these passages and led to a fast but less joyful readThe main character Charlie presents as unlike able and at times unrealistic representation of a person Without spoiling anything about what happens in the book for those who still wish to read he lacks any character development and what we get at page one is basically what we finish with The whole novel resembles this and really there seems no aspect of growth at all And if there is no development or growth at least give me a entertaining or thrilling ride in the process This book gave neitherI really wanted to like this book Some of the authors ideas and ways in which the book were heading had great potential which is why I didn't give this book one star But in the end reading something else would be a better use of time Workbook for I Will Give You Rest of things He's the best consultant in town His family is the most important thing in his life And he's a world class liar and seducer Now Anna Charlie's wife is Head Diet salad recipes book- the best salad recipes for rapid weight loss of Retail and has the inside rail to become the first female CEO in The Bank's history Their daughters are smart and happy All is well in Charlie's world But the rules in Charlie's game are. 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Ny provoking and confronting it is a remarkable debut novel that shows us afresh the world we live in now 'A brutal funny ridiculous and sometimes sinister maze of infidelity and moral bankruptcy' Matthew Condon 'A wry insightful portrait of the lures and delusions of over entitlement among the directorate class The plotting is smart and wickedly original – and knowing'  The Saturday Paper. I really wanted to like this book and for the first third I did I come from a management consulting background so could really relate to the work life description But I agree with other reviewers that this book was just too wordy and needed a good edit Some of the lengthy descriptive paragraphspages added nothing to the story at all I pushed through in an attempt to finish it but then decided that I was resenting the effort and gave up around the 34 point I don't really care how it ended I do think the author wrote really well; it just needed someone to give it a serious cull An Agreement Among Gentlemen of infidelity and moral bankruptcy' Matthew Condon 'A wry insightful portrait Multiplied by seven (By and By, of the lures and delusions Chocolate For A Womans Heart of Shadrin over entitlement among the directorate class The plotting is smart and wickedly 青春攻略本 第1巻 [Seishun Kouryakuhon, Vol. 01] (Manual to Teenage Life, original – and knowing'  The Saturday Paper. I really wanted to like this book and for the first third I did I come from a management consulting background so could really relate to the work life description But I agree with Lilac Hill other reviewers that this book was just too wordy and needed a good edit Some My Prince of the lengthy descriptive paragraphspages added nothing to the story at all I pushed through in an attempt to finish it but then decided that I was resenting the effort and gave up around the 34 point I don't really care how it ended I do think the author wrote really well; it just needed someone to give it a serious cull

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About to change What happens when he meets someone who can outplay him Or when Anna's rising star means a reallocation of the domestic workload Or when his daughters begin to draw the attention of men – maybe even men like him Ranging from the politics of the bedroom to the post GFC economy  Charlie Anderson's General Theory of Lying is a wildly entertaining portrait of coming unstuck Fun. Very good read Sophisticated tone Charlie is an intriguing character who is very 3D faults galore but still able to attract some sympathy which must have been some good work from the author considering what Charlie manages to achieve Great themes some very modern day reading 青春攻略本 第1巻 [Seishun Kouryakuhon, Vol. 01] (Manual to Teenage Life, outplay him Or when Anna's rising star means a reallocation Lilac Hill of the domestic workload Or when his daughters begin to draw the attention My Prince of men – maybe even men like him Ranging from the politics Ike of the bedroom to the post GFC economy  Charlie Anderson's General Theory Haunted of Lying is a wildly entertaining portrait Flower In The Palace of coming unstuck Fun. Very good read Sophisticated tone Charlie is an intriguing character who is very 3D faults galore but still able to attract some sympathy which must have been some good work from the author considering what Charlie manages to achieve Great themes some very modern day reading


10 thoughts on “Charlie Andersons General Theory of Lying

  1. says:

    Did anyone edit this book? Full of irrelevant padding and most sentences a chore to read because they are so loooooooong and unnecessarily complex


  2. says:

    A promising idea let down by poor writing lack of character development and a story that in the end goes nowhereI received this novel as a present and set out to finish it though found myself forcing to read to get it done Never before had I been compelled to review a book before this oneFirstly the general idea behind the story is a good one There are lots of interesting plot developments and always the tease of a greater story though it never accounts to really anything Though at times I became interested and intrigued by the story I was generally let down as little to nothing developed while enduring the descriptive padding of meaningless to the plot information that the author presented In the end it feels like I had come full circle Nothing had really changed from page one with no major changes character development or anything It left with with a uite annoyed and wasted feel like my dedication to reading this book was time not worth spent The descriptive style of the author is both frustrating and boring to read and this book seems to have lacked a proper edit Long padded sentences which sometimes go as long as a page without a full stop describing pointless meaningless to the plot day to day activities are littered throughout this book as well as almost irrelevant information about the finance industry which is forced upon the reader At times I was left confused as to what the story was really about and tended to skim read through much of these passages and led to a fast but less joyful readThe main character Charlie presents as unlike able and at times unrealistic representation of a person Without spoiling anything about what happens in the book for those who still wish to read he lacks any character development and what we get at page one is basically what we finish with The whole novel resembles this and really there seems no aspect of growth at all And if there is no development or growth at least give me a entertaining or thrilling ride in the process This book gave neitherI really wanted to like this book Some of the authors ideas and ways in which the book were heading had great potential which is why I didn't give this book one star But in the end reading something else would be a better use of time


  3. says:

    I don't normally write a review unless I love a book or really really dislike a book Unfortunately this fell into the second category I will be really interested to read reviews on this book as they come inThe main character Charlie is awful really really awful If the inference is that all men have a little bit of Charlie in them God help usThe detail on the banking industry and consultant world was unnecessary and didn't add anything to the book I will say however that I am a consultant with my own consultancy and he captured the ego and vulnerability of consulting perfectly Do I want to read about it in a novel? No Do others? Now I am ready to be castigated when I say that this is essentially chic lit However there was no warmth or likeable characters that the likes of Moriaty would bring to a book or grittiness that Sarah Hopkins novels adopt I read to the end in the hope I would find out what happened to Frankie after the 'incident' There was also a teaser half way through that didn't really eventuate The fact that I did read until the end saved the review from 1 star


  4. says:

    Very good read Sophisticated tone Charlie is an intriguing character who is very 3D faults galore but still able to attract some sympathy which must have been some good work from the author considering what Charlie manages to achieve Great themes some very modern day reading


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed many aspects of this book the razor sharp look at contemporary Sydney life the middle harbour rich set the champagne liberals sexual politics and power the clear witty writing and overall enjoyed the book Unfortunately I really didn't like the main character had a bunch of redeeming points but his flaws especially being a sook were ultimately overwhelming I wanted something really bad to happen to him and it never did Anyway a decent summer read especially enjoyable if you know Sydney Australia well


  6. says:

    Through charm brains good luck a coolly flexible conscience and a lot of accommodation from the women in his life Charlie Anderson has had the kind of life he wants up till now uite a familiar starting point for a novel even a cliché but Richard McHugh’s version has a pace acuteness and groundedness that won me over‘Write what you know’ they say and it’s clear that McHugh knows about life inside the world of business consultancy big banks and the law And who but a man with teenage daughters could write thisThe current topic was the phenomenal expense of fitting out a teenage girl and the builder father was putting forward the thesis that if the girls didn’t grow they couldn’t grow out of their clothes which was supposed to save money True enough as far as it went but as a ray of sunshine in the supposed darkness of their collective budgetary predicament the theory showed a breathtakingly naïve understanding of the principal drivers in the market for women’s fashion as Charlie who had consulted to the largest up market department store chain in the country knew rather well He wondered whether the builder father’s daughter had justified an unending parade of purchases to him on the basis that nothing fit her any 94Charlie a successful business consultant and his wife Anna on the verge of becoming CEO of one of Australia’s biggest banks have an idyllic life in a ‘fuck off’ house on Sydney Harbour with three clever and loving daughters an enviable sex life thrown in Yes it verges on caricature and there is a persistent feel of that hanging round the novel but the characterization carries us past it Here’s AnnaThis wasn’t a uestion of love Or of willpower – so long as it was what she wanted she knew she had the strength But it was a task that would always fall to her Charlie would only keep from spinning out into space into disintegration so long as her love and abnegation bound them all together It was a wearying thought 420Charlie a serial philanderer and I did find it very hard to believe that Anna doesn’t know anything about his affairs embarks on a new relationship with a woman who most unusually seems to be always one jump ahead of him in the game of sex We expect the story to be all about this and in one way it is because Charlie’s colossal ego the thing that holds him together is seriously challenged but the real crisis comes when Charlie does something outrageously stupid that threatens to disgrace him publically destroy his business his marriage and his relationship with his daughters and kill Anna’s prospects of becoming CEO – not to mention ruining the life of an innocent man How Charlie and Anna deal with this crisis is the moral heart of the bookCharlie is in the perfect job for a high achiever who doesn’t want to take moral responsibility for anythingCharlie was a fabulous adviser and strategist; he was better at analysis and predicting the likely effect of human commercial behaviour on the financial condition of a company or conglomerate or whole industry than anyone in the business; and he was uite decisive in his own way What Charlie could never do was take responsibility for a decision that would actually hurt people He had no trouble in pointing out potential savings in every corner of an enterprise savings that would mean a lot of people got the chop And he felt no ualms about the colossal fees he charged for the thirty PowerPoint slides in which he conveyed that advice But he wasn’t the one to swing the axe Anna on the other hand though she didn’t like hurting anyone any than the next guy had the stomach to do whatever had to be done 10This is the world we live in where the decisions of big business dictate the lives of ordinary people and everyone’s worth can be calculated in dollars a world run by Annas and Charlies Their lives show us how ingrained the habit of rationalising our morality for our own convenience has become in a world in which the middle classes have become increasingly wealthy and the poor a permanent structural feature of the modern economy They were the price you paid for having a 40 inch TV in almost every home 189 It’s the world we saw in John Lanchester’s Capital but McHugh’s book is tighter and funnier The characterization is particularly good; even bit players come to lifeThe man was in his late forties greasy of skin slow eyed Blue red and green biro pens were nesting in the chest pocket of his shirt He had the air of a man who had been in the job for some considerable time 35If you like a smart funny sexy book that makes you think you’ll like this one


  7. says:

    hated it


  8. says:

    I really wanted to like this book and for the first third I did I come from a management consulting background so could really relate to the work life description But I agree with other reviewers that this book was just too wordy and needed a good edit Some of the lengthy descriptive paragraphspages added nothing to the story at all I pushed through in an attempt to finish it but then decided that I was resenting the effort and gave up around the 34 point I don't really care how it ended I do think the author wrote really well; it just needed someone to give it a serious cull


  9. says:

    So enjoyed this story about an Australian middle class family Hadn't finished it by the time it was due back at the library but happily paid the overdue fee so I could finish the book The characters are so engaging and so human Felt myself alternately horrified by Charlie's behaviour and at the same time loving him for his feelings about his family


  10. says:

    This book could have been so much Boring banter about the finance industry was not needed A couple of interesting turn of events which I thought would lead to this huge plot twist but ended up being a very lame ending really? What was the author thinking?