Share Club, The
In recent years investment fever has swept New Zealand. Savings, houses, pension funds have all been diverted to the giddy roller coaster of the stock exchange. Fortunes have been made … and lost.
Roger Hall’s investors include schoolteachers, homeworkers, a businessman, and the proverbial taxi driver. They seem to share nothing but the desire to get rich, their tempers affected only by the fluctuations of the exchange. However, as their monthly meetings proceed it becomes clear that they are beset by other desires and insecurities. With his eye for social detail as acute as ever, Roger Hall has provided a sparkling, hilarious portrait of our times.