A criticism often levelled at the short story is that it’s impossible to lose oneself. No sooner have you started reading than it’s over. But thanks to mobile technology, brevity is now an advantage. Far from opening a book on our daily commute, we turn to our phones. We don’t want to lose ourselves – we no longer have time to be lost. For us, the short story is the perfect form. The author holds up characters to scrutiny and then moves on. (I defy anyone to read and mentally discard Alice Munro’s Walker Brothers Cowboy, a powerful distillation of the human impact of Depression-era America in 14 pages.)
The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend. How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?
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