Book review: The Big Short

I’ve been trying to read more books this year, at the expense of TV and magazine subscriptions, and it’s mostly worked.  A couple of weeks ago I finished an awesome book: “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis.

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Lewis is also the author of the classic “Liar’s Poker” and “Moneyball“, which I’ve written about in the past.  I love both books.  Maybe his writing style is a bit verbose, but I find it clear and engaging.  Even the verbose parts tend to be about repeating the technical or intricate pieces of the story, so that’s OK.

I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone reading this blog.  It explains some of the reasons for the recent financial crisis extremely well, and it’s easy to read.  Highly recommended.

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