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Scrambles | 11 comments The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

"The Big Short" tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international bestseller "Liar's Poker" exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts. In this visceral tour to the heart of the financial system, Michael Lewis takes us around the globe and back decades to trace the origins of the current crisis. He meets the people who saw it coming, the people who were asleep at the wheel and the people who were actively driving us all of cliff. How could we have all been so deluded for quite so long? Where did it all start? Was it systemic? Was it avoidable? And who the hell can we blame? Michael Lewis has the answers. No one is better qualified to get to the heart of this labyrinthine story. And no one can make it such an enjoyable ride along the way.
US$20.12, GBP £13.67, Euro €16.47, AUD$24.14, all with free shipping world wide. That's the cheapest i have found.

Will be starting NEXT MONTH (July), so plenty of time if you wanna join in.

message 2: by Tashi (new)

Tashi | 5 comments I will definitely pick it up when I can.

message 3: by Scrambles (new)

Scrambles | 11 comments Got my copy today so i'm ready!


message 4: by Daniel (last edited Jun 21, 2010 04:40AM) (new)

Daniel Hjärpe (Pakaa) | 3 comments Finance, eh? I'll see if I can get my library to order it in.

*Wooh, I'm in.

message 5: by Kryptonic (new)

Kryptonic | 2 comments Got a copy. I'll take a stab at it.

message 6: by Andrei (new)

Andrei (andyd) | 2 comments I am 9 books behind in my que so I will hopefully join you guys in August.

message 7: by Tashi (new)

Tashi | 5 comments So how is this going to work? How much do we read before we discuss?

message 8: by Scrambles (new)

Scrambles | 11 comments Hrmmm i dunno lol. Someone will need to make a reading thread for next month, i is banned ;). Probably just spoiler tag everything if we talk bout it on GAF and put which chapter or whatever you are talking about on top.

message 9: by Louise (new)

Louise | 10 comments I added it to the "Currently Reading" section of the book page. Hope no one minds.

message 10: by Scrambles (new)

Scrambles | 11 comments So anyone read it?

Im still getting through it.

message 11: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Hjärpe (Pakaa) | 3 comments I, uh, finished reading it.

The book I mean.

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