Saturday, 10 October 2009
"My job is a cook and I do the books. I turn thieves into lords and kings into crooks ..." Of course villains come in all shapes and guises. The Wolfhounds' Charterhouse at the time of its release seemed to summon up the spirit of Ebeneezer Scrooge working his way up the ladder, creating mischief and misery with a stroke of a pen and a double entry here and there in the name of creative accounting. Now of course the financial follies of the City's financial zone have been exposed and we are paying the penalties for their incompetence and Charterhouse takes on new significance. "I just do my job". Ah the age old justification. Unlike the money men The Wolfhounds' work and Callahan's words improve with age.