Non-fiction about collapse of global financial markets. Sound well researched and well written. Interviewed by Terry Gross a few weeks ago. I read the first chapter.
Should I download the rest? Has anyone read it, is it really depressing?
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formerlyteflon Member Member # 16725
Posted: 11:19 PM, October 19th (Wednesday)
I haven't read the book but have read the series on which it's based. Lewis is very readable and uses enough gallows humor and irony that the subject doesn't become too depressing.
Financial collapse series here: http://longform.org/2011/09/29/michael-lewis-financial-disaster-world-tour/
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Skye Member Member # 325
Posted: 8:15 AM, October 20th (Thursday)
haven't read this one yet but do have others. he is very readable and seems to research his subjects well. he was the author of the book about the football player that was adopted by a white family. sandra bullock was in the movie. can't remember the name.
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sparky Member Member # 22457
Posted: 2:42 PM, October 21st (Friday)
I'm half way through. Amazing book. He makes just about every paragraph interesting. Like a travel show, really.
I highly, highly recommend it (assuming the second half is good).
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