Patterson makes the reader feel that they are on a behind the scenes tour of Wall Street. Unfortunately, it is more fiction than fact.
No, after completing this book and then going back reading the reviews for "The Quants" it is clear that Patterson relies on hyperbole instead of research.
Byron Wagner put an exclamation point at the end of every sentence, as if every paragraph was detailing a scandal on the order of Watergate. If you listen to more than ten minutes of this, it sounds downright silly, particularly as Patterson waffles between inconsistent conclusions.
I would have sent the book back for further research.
The story of Josh Levine and the rise of Island is mostly true, however the rest of the book is speculative and misguided.
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