The Big Short

Michael Lewis reveals the inside story of the financial cra…

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Andrew LynchHunter@andrewglynch
This is a masterfully written book -- it's essentially a thriller about mortgage bonds. Michael Lewis is one of the only writers who could pull that off, and he did a great job here. Malcolm Gladwell described this as "probably the best non-fiction writing ever." Lewis tells the story of the financial crisis of 2007-2008 from the perspective of a handful of colorful, contrarian characters who saw that the crash was coming, and made a killing when it happened. If you want to understand what happened, and why, then this book will tell you.
Andrew So@andrewdixonso
Am I the only one that's hesitant to read the book because I don't want to spoil the film?
Andrew LynchHunter@andrewglynch
@andrewdixonso On the contrary, I think reading the book means you'll enjoy the film even more, because you'll understand all the characters much better.
Josh Chen@josh_jia_chen · Developer, Justcast
@andrewglynch I can't agree more
Kevin Espiritu@kevinespiritu · Marketing, Book in a Box
Completely agree with this rec. I DEVOURED this book at the book store. Just sat there and read it until I was done. I suspect I'll do the same with every other book Michael Lewis will ever write.
Andrew LynchHunter@andrewglynch
@kevinespiritu for sure. If you haven't read Flash Boys yet, get it: Also, he's written some great pieces in Vanity Fair. His profile of Obama was fantastic:
Kevin Espiritu@kevinespiritu · Marketing, Book in a Box
@andrewglynch @kevinespiritu I have not - buying now
Kevin Espiritu@kevinespiritu · Marketing, Book in a Box
@andrewglynch I have not - buying now.