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Graveyards of the Banks [PDF] ✩ Graveyards of the Banks Author Nyla Nox – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Graveyards of the Banks is a haunting trilogy about Nyla s journey through the gothic maze of the Most Successful Bank in the Universe in London A group of jobless humanities graduates abandon all hop Graveyards of the Banks is a haunting trilogy about Nyla s journey through the gothic maze of the Most Successful Bank in the Universe in London A group of jobless humanities graduates abandon all hope and enter the Third Basement for a life on the graveyard shift, a toxic bubble of bitches and bullies where the Bank conducts human experiments to select the Fittest to Rule Author Nyla Nox worked on that night shift herself for seven years, treated by the Bank as the lowest of Graveyards of Kindle - the low, hidden away in the Building Without A Name, right in the heart of one of the world s most powerful institutions in the City of London Her voice is still unheard, the story of her hidden tribe is still untoldVolumeI did it for the moneyHow does it feel when you spend night after night in an iron chair with no toilet breaks and fear of being fired at the end of your shift Hundreds of bankers roam the notorious Seventh Floor of the Bank with its filthy kitchen and flea infested carpets, forced to fight each other for survival, deliberately kept in a state of anger and frustration by their superiors who are grooming them for ruthless leadership and the big money Their shouting resembles constant gunfire Predators to a man, and Nyla is their prey But almost all of them will fail How do you live, how do you love Can confident Peter, who kisses Nyla in Cobblemaker s Lane, fulfill his dreams of leaving for a Better World How far will shift leaders Claire and Ethan, who rule the graveyard with absolute power no breaks, no backtalk in fact, no talking at all and only one ear phone in go to prove their supremacy And what about the inscrutable bank wide institution of SI whose representative survey the Center on their elevated platform, forcing Nyla nightly to recite her mistakes in public before she is sent home without pay After a life time frittered away in the unprofitable humanities, Nyla needs the money And as hope and dignity are stripped away, night after gruelling night, a mental fog descends on her Is there even a world left outside the Most Successful Bank in the Universe And how can you find sleep in the day time while the Monsters are Arising.


10 thoughts on “Graveyards of the Banks

  1. Nyla Nox Nyla Nox says:

    I wrote this book because nobody is telling the true story of what happens inside The Most Successful Bank in the Universe.Bankers have their own agenda, and journalists are outsiders very few have ever been inside the building.My experience on the graveyard shift midnight to 8AM in the graphics center was harrowing and life changing The working conditions and the Social Darwinist ideology of leadership are ongoing and largely unknown.In my job, I was the ultimate insider, I sawsecr I wrote this book because nobody is telling the true story of what happens inside The Most Successful Bank in the Universe.Bankers have their own agenda, and journalists are outsiders very few have ever been inside the building.My experience on the graveyard shift midnight to 8AM in the graphics center was harrowing and life changing The working conditions and the Social Darwinist ideology of leadership are ongoing and largely unknown.In my job, I was the ultimate insider, I sawsecrets in a month than the average banker will see in a life time, and yet I was treated like a subhuman half servant half machine Moron was the bankers preferred mode of address.The bankers thought of themselves as a genetically superior predator species, based on their leadership qualities.My colleagues in the graphics center were mostly graduates from the humanities who, like me, did it for the money.I devoted a big part of my life to this trilogy I want people to know what goes on inside the banks.After all, these banks, and particularly The Most Successful Bank in the Universe, rule the world.And I know how they plan to shape it


  2. Elaine Elaine says:

    As an industry insider, working in London, I totally felt this book Not only could I relate to the extreme corporate set up, the human interactions between employees and managers, and the atmosphere around the historic City itself, but the almost solitary survival of an individual in London and the glimpses of worthwhile aspirations kept me moving forward I read the book in one sitting And I have every intention of ordering the next two parts of this trilogy as soon as they are published.


  3. Intensebanker Intensebanker says:

    If you really want to know what goes on inside the Big Banks, here s the one for you Unlike most books about investment banking, it gives the real, gritty, unvarnished view of a long term insider from what must surely be one of the Top 5 banks Nox calls it The Most Successful Bank in the Universe and personally I m inclined to guess that this may well be the simple truth but she doesn t reveal the name.If you have not worked at one of those banks yourself, Graveyards of the Banks will sh If you really want to know what goes on inside the Big Banks, here s the one for you Unlike most books about investment banking, it gives the real, gritty, unvarnished view of a long term insider from what must surely be one of the Top 5 banks Nox calls it The Most Successful Bank in the Universe and personally I m inclined to guess that this may well be the simple truth but she doesn t reveal the name.If you have not worked at one of those banks yourself, Graveyards of the Banks will shock you The bullying, the wasteful bureaucracy, the filthy work floors and the angry, sleep deprived hordes of bankers Nox even questions the efficiency of the entire operation Whatever we were doing, we were not maximizing shareholder value If you are an insider, here is someone telling the truths that you can t afford to tell Graveyards of the Banks combines a number of very rare things It is written by a woman, and by someone who works in a special department that is virtually unknown outside the banks, but so essential to their functioning that it runs on 24 7, 365 shifts the author worked for seven years on the night shift, called the graveyard , and it gets life inside the Big 5 absolutely right, both in the little details and in the big overview.Highly recommended


  4. Carola Siekmann Carola Siekmann says:

    Nyla Nox stumbles into a foreign world Fate has brought her there She is an anthropologist, but this strange culture is not the object of a research project She is there to struggle and survive.She enters through a small door behind a medieval graveyard in the city of London and finds herself inside the heart of the banking universe, inside the mightiest bank of them all Nyla knows nothing about the bizarre rituals and cruelties she is about to encounter And so she is innocent enough to see Nyla Nox stumbles into a foreign world Fate has brought her there She is an anthropologist, but this strange culture is not the object of a research project She is there to struggle and survive.She enters through a small door behind a medieval graveyard in the city of London and finds herself inside the heart of the banking universe, inside the mightiest bank of them all Nyla knows nothing about the bizarre rituals and cruelties she is about to encounter And so she is innocent enough to see what is really going on there In a way, Nyla is still following her vocation she studies the disturbing culture that she discovers within the vast, chaotic floors of the bank s building What happens inside is a secret, nobody is even allowed to take pictures of the offices The bank shows a smooth, glittering surface to the people that don t work there To those inside, the bank shows quite another face.The bank s inner universe is cruel, brutal, and sinister There are billions of rules, to be bent and used against you at any moment You are never secure Within the next minute you can be shouted at, bullied, humiliated, or even sacked Nyla experiences a culture that is built on abuse and fear She observes how she herself inevitably changes while enduring this regime But she stays on and stubbornly tries to survive with her soul intact I did it for the money is the first book of a series In this volume, Nyla enters the black heart of the greatest bank of all and begins to grasp the rules Through her eyes we get a first impression of the things that go on there Things that we are not supposed to observe Working on the graveyard shift in the middle of the night and at the bottom of the hierarchy, Nyla is invisible to the management They don t suspect that people from below can have a perspective at all And so, Nyla can look beneath the surface, like the mice that live in the bank s hollow walls and run across the work floors at night Nyla Nox leads us to dark places, we explore bitter truths about the world we live in, and we feel the agony and despair of human beings forced to survive in cruel circumstances Nyla describes the banking world in concise and precise language She takes us close to her perceptive protagonist Some scenes she witnesses are very sad and vicious But Nyla has the gift to lead us through the darkness with her clear voice Her strong and elegant prose is a pleasure to read Therefore, we follow her willingly through the night and she even makes us laugh at the irony of life This is a brave book, but it is also beautifully written You may cry, but you will nevertheless enjoy following Nyla through the bank s internal wilderness I read the book in one go and I am waiting for the next volume


  5. Endlessreadingprincess Endlessreadingprincess says:

    If Cassandra lived in London and worked deep inside The Most Successful Bank in the Universe Nox s mantra like repeated phrase , this is the book she would write Would anyone believe her Nox falls into a dirty, secret world at the heart of global finance and becomes an accidental witness to a rottenness beyond most people s belief With a failed career in anthropology, she can not find her way out again Nox is not a banker, she is a minimum hour contractor who can be fired overnight She sp If Cassandra lived in London and worked deep inside The Most Successful Bank in the Universe Nox s mantra like repeated phrase , this is the book she would write Would anyone believe her Nox falls into a dirty, secret world at the heart of global finance and becomes an accidental witness to a rottenness beyond most people s belief With a failed career in anthropology, she can not find her way out again Nox is not a banker, she is a minimum hour contractor who can be fired overnight She spends her life on the graveyard shift, and the small medieval graveyard outside the Bank seems acongenial place than the work floors reminiscent of battle trenches.Much of the detail of systemic bullying and military style supremacy ideology is harrowing It destroys the characters lives and seeps into their souls The Graveyards of the Banks reads like an insider s memoir of Mordor, but there are no heroes, there is no sunrise redemption.Nyla has ended up inside the ultimate seat of power And she is helpless and hopeless.The biggest strength of this book is its sparse and evocative style This is literature Literature in its deepest and most inspiring sense Contemporary literature about the contemporary workplace.It is also a very emotional book And a book full of dark, very dark wit.It will make you laugh, it will make you cry Not many books about banks do that Like Cassandra s songs, it tells the truth A truth nobody wants to act on before the city fallsWith twovolumes still to come, Graveyards of the Banks promises to be an epic a tale not of two cities but of one City, that rules us all


  6. Ellen Bard Ellen Bard says:

    This is an unusual piece of literature in that it s about work there are surprisingly few of these out there Despite the fact work makes up a huge amount of our daily lives, it s hard to write engagingly about the topic notable exceptions are the police force and otherexciting professions This is about a toxic workplace, the most successful bank in the universe draw your own conclusions It s a look at a micro environment of the graveyard shift in a graphics centre, which at the This is an unusual piece of literature in that it s about work there are surprisingly few of these out there Despite the fact work makes up a huge amount of our daily lives, it s hard to write engagingly about the topic notable exceptions are the police force and otherexciting professions This is about a toxic workplace, the most successful bank in the universe draw your own conclusions It s a look at a micro environment of the graveyard shift in a graphics centre, which at the same time points to wider problems and injustices in the macro environment of the financial services industry It s can be a difficult book to read, full of examples of the darker side of human nature, the noxious environment bringing out the worst in the people who work there I had to put it down a few times, as the atmosphere of the book painted a picture so bleak I almost couldn t continue to read But the narrator the story is based on the real life experiences of the author pulls you through the story, admitting to her own shame in being complicit in some of the bullying, and it bringing out the worst in her, as she tries to earn enough to eat and live in London, hoping for a different life and career before the bank breaks her The narrator also has a black sense of humour that tugs you through to the end as you keep your fingers crossed she ll make it out of there.This is the first in a trilogy of well written and interesting prose that makes us realise we all have a darker side, and if we re put in the right wrong environment, we too could turn away from injustice and brutality and do it for the money


  7. Karen Schur-Narula Karen Schur-Narula says:

    A bank next to a graveyard What could be the connection In this first volume of the trilogy of novels Graveyards of the Banks, the valiant Nyla Nox shrouds them together in ways that are unexpected, absorbing, and even deliciously amusing She takes what could and must often have been an unpleasantly stressful and horrible working environment graveyard shift in the graphics department of a bank and turns it into the subject of an almost anthropological study of a cold space Survival of the A bank next to a graveyard What could be the connection In this first volume of the trilogy of novels Graveyards of the Banks, the valiant Nyla Nox shrouds them together in ways that are unexpected, absorbing, and even deliciously amusing She takes what could and must often have been an unpleasantly stressful and horrible working environment graveyard shift in the graphics department of a bank and turns it into the subject of an almost anthropological study of a cold space Survival of the Fittest The Third Basement The Global Center for Excellence The Most Successful Bank in the Universe Nyla muses on all that she perceives in the towering London edifice, mercilessly deconstructing not only the physical landscape but those souls who pass through its chambers This offers fascinating insights into some of the anachronistic absurdities taking place in the dark hours of a leading bank Along the way the reader is treated, rightfully so, to unapologetic self reflection and cynicism Peppered throughout the pages too are gems of historical and universal insight that cause both despair and a wary optimism Yet the final pages of I Did it for the Money raise the spectre of a new nightmare in Nyla s life How will she deal with this latest challenge Volume Two should promise some answers


  8. Tracey Martin Tracey Martin says:

    It is notoriously difficult to write interestingly about work especially the work that most people do sitting in front of their computer screens all day or in Nyla s case, all night Most authors avoid it But Nyla has managed to do this magnificently her account is gripping and thoroughly readable She cleverly weaves her own experience with reflections on the anthropological and political implications of the work she is doing The book is thoroughly topical and yet another reminder of wh It is notoriously difficult to write interestingly about work especially the work that most people do sitting in front of their computer screens all day or in Nyla s case, all night Most authors avoid it But Nyla has managed to do this magnificently her account is gripping and thoroughly readable She cleverly weaves her own experience with reflections on the anthropological and political implications of the work she is doing The book is thoroughly topical and yet another reminder of why our economic and banking system needs to change radically to incorporate the values of justice and respect for human beings that our politicians claim to care about so much at the same time as they are hobnobbing with the banks Nyla s entertaining and original voice takes us into a world most of us know nothing about and enables us to feel what it would be like to be there I can t wait to read the next book


  9. Samruddhi Samruddhi says:

    well, there are parts here that make your blood run cold


  10. L. S. L. S. says:

    I think this could be classified as well done satire against the corporate world Nyla s endurance of rude beratings and subpar working conditions is one I think many of us can relate to Having to budget things so close you re not sure if you ll eat next week, you ll take any job you can get, right Especially if it s at The Most Successful Bank in the Universe that name couldn t possibly indicate anything sinister, could it Some of the representations of corporate stereotypes sat right between I think this could be classified as well done satire against the corporate world Nyla s endurance of rude beratings and subpar working conditions is one I think many of us can relate to Having to budget things so close you re not sure if you ll eat next week, you ll take any job you can get, right Especially if it s at The Most Successful Bank in the Universe that name couldn t possibly indicate anything sinister, could it Some of the representations of corporate stereotypes sat right between can t possibly be true and that happened yesterday I recall many a horror story of upper management, though I have no actual experience with that side myself Still, with all the things I ve seen throughout my working career, I m ready to believe that things like what occurs in this story happen on a fairly regular basis Nyla s character development came in a relatable form where she goes from a wide eyed newbie to a burned out veteran that dares the company to fire her She had enough and fought back in only the way she was able part obeying the rules while being antagonistically passive aggressive I liked the parallels between many real life themes that the average person faces every day It was done well and managed to throw in the appropriate amount of office humor into the mix that cut the tension at the right moment As someone stuck in the corporate world, I enjoyed this proverbial middle finger to it


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