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Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite
Thinking Finance: The Comic Book by Dimitrios V. Siskos is an illustrated book on accountants, an opportunity to see the many facets of their work through humor. Through twenty-three cartoons, which are really humorous, the author presents some of the widely acknowledged traits of this species of professionals. The accountant shipwrecked on a lonely island, when offered a boon, replies that he needs a PC to continue his calculations, thus exemplifying the deep affinity accountants have with numbers. Or, the dying girl with only six months to live is advised to marry an accountant as that would make the six months look longer, showing the rather boring nature inherent in them. Then there's one that goes, when asked what is 2 + 2, the reply is the question ‘What would you like it to be?’ indicating one's nature of always keeping the client well pleased. Just some examples of the intellectual acuity behind these cartoons.
Thinking Finance by Dimitrios V. Siskos does contain a good collection of cartoons with a professional appearance and an amusing nature. This is a good book for light reading, while conveying the generally acclaimed behavioral patterns of such professionals around the world, which through humorous quotes, stories and cartoons are already familiar to us. As an example of a common refrain, one question comes to my mind: Why do accountants make good lovers? They have a way with figures. This book can certainly act as a filler during protracted discussions or meetings, which accounting professionals usually have as part of their routine work.