I love Michael Lewis' books. I found Boomerang as humorous and insightful as his other books. He notes that he got the idea for this book while he was researching and writing The Big Short, his book about the 2008 financial crisis and those who profited from it.
In Boomerang, Lewis travels to all the European countries who we read about in the news as the current debt crisis unfolds in Europe. It's clear how each country has its own personality, but that the personality flaws of each still led to the common problem they experience today. I don't think I really understood why there's a mess over there until I listend to this book.
It is an interesting book. It enlarges the perception of what is happening in the economy of the world.
It is the first book with this subject that I read. So, I haven't any other book tho compare.
That corruption is present in all the countries, and that this is the main cause of the crysis.
It expand my understanding of the European debt crisis, quite persuasive with a lot of statistics, interviews. But the pity is the author only visited several countries, I also want to know his opinion on Spain and Italy!
I like mysteries and thrillers as well as long saga's like James Clavell's Shogun and Herman Wouk's The Winds of War. I also love history.
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It's absolutely revealing to discover that smart people can do stupid things especially the Icelander's and the Greeks. Fascinating!
I listened in several sittings while I worked out at the gym.
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A fascinating tale of events practically taken from today's paper yet imbued with the perspective of history, Michael Lewis's
The story was fascinating and revealing. A must read for anyone interested in our current financial crisis, and something that will reshape the opinion of those who think America is solely to blame for the current financial crisis.
The narrator is absolutely terrible. He would be better off doing children's books. I had to stop listening and buy the hard copy version in order to finish.
Boomerang is the only audiobook that I listened to again as soon as I finished it the first time. If you only listen to one book, this should be it.
I liked the way Michael Lewis does he research and tells the story in a funny and informative manner.
What Goes Around, Comes Around
By the time the movie gets made, the story will advance. Lewis should start working on Boomerang II now.
Overall, very entertaining.
The narrator did a very good job conveying the sarcasm, incredulity, and disappointment that Lewis is trying to convey. There were several times I was laughing aloud as I was driving.
The story itself is a bit disjointed. Lewis is evaluating how the debt crisis is playing out over the world so there isn't a linear story so much as an examination of several case studies. He spends most of the book (rightfully) ragging on Europe and then, out of the blue, ends with a chapter ragging on California. Picking on California is fine and all, but it felt like it was inserted at the end so he wasn't accused of being anti-European.
That criticism aside, this is a book the translates very well to an audio medium and is worth considering.
This is a book that explains the current economic crisis in Europe writen by someone that can bring to the general public interesting events
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the whole book was good, taking a complex subject and making it entertaining and educational.
nope, but will look into them.
very good book and narrator was excellent