Warm, human, detailed
Almost as good as her book on the Wars of the Roses . Hopefully that will become available on Audible soon too.
YES. The narrative is a mess at the start - but the material is EXCELLENT. I've read this multiple times and loved it each time.
I've read all of Michael Lewis books. But this is the first time that I'm truly intimate with the subject matter and it makes me wonder - were all his books this shoddy with the facts? Lewis is more interested in creating a narrative and ignores the myriad studies and whitepapers that contradict him. The book is poorly researched and depends on a single source who clearly has his own agenda. IEX exists for large institutions to hide their trading intentions - NOT for the benefit of the little guiy.
Some actual analysis and better sourcing might be nice
The chapter on Spread is accurate and brings back amusing memories.
Read it. Be entertained. DONT FALL FOR IT.
Dick Cheney might enjoy it but it discounts large amounts of actual history and facts so that he can get his narrative to fit.
Keep his politics out of it. It permeates his writing.
Too much of the author superimposing his conclusion over cherry picked facts that suit his narrative. If you plan to read this then PLEASE make sure its not your only source for the subject in question.
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