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What Pappos is doing strikes me as both new and real

“Pappos named his book for the glimmery global eczema of seductive, mostly small hotels, with hands-on service, the templates, which coccoon the lives of these mostly young mercenaries of our New Financial Order. This is a life that Pappos has lived long-time and knows intimately, and which he catches with a writer’s ear and a reporter’s eye for the telling, sometimes chilling detail. But other writers have been dab hands at social detailing – Ian Fleming, Kingsley Amis, Truman Capote amongst them – and where Pappos is distinctive is in the nerviness, the sheer excitement that he brings to the business world that he both covers and creates. What he is doing strikes me as both new and real.”