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Publisher Description

THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILM

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.

'In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read' Sunday Times

'Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject' Guardian

'A triumph ... riveting ... The Big Short reads like a thriller' The Times

'A terrifying story, superbly well told' Daily Telegraph

'A rollicking good yarn' Financial Times

'Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' Reuters

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2011
January 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
9.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Sam The Villa Fan ,

A financial story of the utmost importance

The Big Short is a incredible glimpse into the power and control a few players in the investment banking world have over a whole country's economy.

Lewis lets this real life story flow with an utter ease that you forget that something so terrible is happening and yet people can still profit whilst highlighting the deficiencies in the financial market.

Although the financial terms can be confusing the basic principles and moral attitude coupled with the lack of regulation show how easy it is for large banks to get into such terrible difficulties without any real consequence.

Read the book, see the film never has a subject been so important to the long term future for the world economy.

MPK.1 ,

The Big Short

A very good read!

Daveabs ,

The Big Short

This is a perfect recounting of an incredibly esoteric topic that ratings agencies and governments didn't understand. I have never worked in the financial markets but I get what happened now. Another tale of a world ruled by bluster, by a community knowing they could blag the detail, but with horrendous consequences.

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