On the Floor Reviews
"Though an open-ended resolution may frustrate some, Geri's self-aware reenactment of Wall Street [is] a heart-pounding ride.." - Publishers Weekly
"Life's hard knocks send a brilliant, tough-talking woman investment banker reeling. The painful struggle to regain her footing and leverage a different option on her future shapes a riveting loss-of-innocence story sharply informed by the author's years as a manager onthe London trading room floor. " - Library Journal
"Those unfamiliar with and/or uninterested in the stock market will find the first part of the book tough slogging, but readers who manage to stick around may find the unexpected ending worth the effort. Campbell's story, interwoven with the outbreak of the Gulf War, excels when she concentrates onthe little details that make her characters interesting." - Kirkus
"On the Floor's appeal is broad...It's that rare work of fiction in which the financial world functions as more than a mere backdrop." - Bloomberg
"On the Floor is a funny-yet-serious coming-of-age story about a young woman who finally grows up and takes control." - The Independent (UK)
"Impressively constructed...A short, snappy, and ultrasmart drama." - Daily Mirror (UK)
"A good, literary read
On the Floor is a wonderful look into the financial world of the nineties; a time before banking became ruled by scientists and geeks." - The Irish Examiner
"Enjoyable...Campbell knows this world well, so it all feels authentic." - Irish Sunday Times
"On the Floor is a riveting novel from a unique talent. Aifric Campbell effortlessly conjures the action and excitement of the trading room floor creating a novel that explores the consequences of risk taking and ultimately thrills from start to finish." - Irish Tatler
"Move over, Lisbeth Salander! Geri Molloy is a captivating protagonist - she might not have a dragon tattoo, but her story is riveting. On the Floor is the smartest financial novel since The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the first with a fully drawn female heroine. As someone who worked in the trenches of Wall Street during the 1990s, I can attest that the details are dead right. And I'm still cheering Geri on." - Frank Partnoy, bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O.: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader and Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
"Aifric Campbell knows her subjects intimately, and On the Floor reveals the secrets of high-stakes finance and her heroine's private lives. Geri Molloy aces her career with pluck and genius. A brilliant and hilarious novel." - Min Jin Lee, national bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires
"In On the Floor, Aifric Campbell has created the perfect heroine in Geri Molloy: complicated, wildly talented, wary of others yet longing to connect, and haunted by demons both past and present as she navigates the high-flying financial world of the early 1990s. A hugely intelligent and fast-paced novel about what drives us, what fulfills us, and how to tell the difference." - Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World
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