Review: Living Inside the Meltdown

Living Inside the MeltdownLiving Inside the Meltdown by Alda Sigmundsdóttir

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely enthralling insight into how the economic breakdown of Iceland’s banks (that preceded the UK recession) affected normal people in Iceland. Told in a compelling first person narrative, by way of interviews between the author and the few people willing to walk about what happened. The shock felt by the Icelandic people is apparent, yet the stories are told in a very matter of fact way. A fairly quick read (I managed it in a couple of hours on the train), it would be nice to find out what has happened to the people in the book 10 years on and how they feel after the initial reactions.

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