Lewis makes the complex world of high finance accessible and entertaining. He chooses great characters to show the madness of the recession.
Once the key players were established and their respective trajectories defined, the overall story and their outcomes transformed into a need to know. Against a backdrop of historical catastrophe within the world of finance, three key stories evolve with anticipated, "beat the world" endings. Ironically, these three key subjects did not have money at the epicenter of their existence, but all were treated as outcasts as they defied the establishments of greed and utter, global deception. In the end, the anticipation is fulfilled, but not quite with the expected resolve and grandeur one might envision.
Interviews with M. Lewis were great and I would have enjoyed hearing Michael read the entire passage. Nonetheless, the performance was great and the reader possessed some of the same common man, common sense qualities that Michael conveys in his stories, subject matter, and style of writing.
This is one of the most clear and valuable accounts of the events leading up to the '07 financial crisis. The author has an intimate perspective, and his writing style makes this a genuine page turner. I recommend to anyone interested in politics, finance, or sociology.
Outstanding. A true story of how the greedy US bankers ruined the world economy and why Glass Steigel should never have been revoked. And a great insight into one of the more brilliant and non conventional beneficiaries.