Sun 5 December 2010, The Sunday Times
Business books of the year
By John Arlidge
Business and economics books rarely compete with novels for drama, but the credit crunch has changed the landscape. John Lanchester sat down to write a novel about the financial crisis, then realised that the truth provided a better plot line. Whoops! is the funniest and most accessible of all the books written about our economic woes. The author, the consummate non-expert, asks the questions we forgot to ask when our houses were making more money than we were.