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on April 7, 2016
An excellent read five years after it was written as we are mostly papering over the same problems, despite some progress. Like all of Lewis's books, this will make you feel smarter and better informed while also putting a smile on your face.
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on October 31, 2015
Interesting foreign perspectives.
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on October 24, 2015
Great Read
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on September 23, 2015
Great read
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on September 3, 2015
This was the first book I'd read by Michael Lewis. He is a really good writer (I have since read three other of his books). He subject here is a travelogue of financial catastrophes (since 2008). Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Hamburg (Who knew?) California cities. It's entertaining to read, it's topical, it's informative. What more can you ask.
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on May 29, 2015
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on May 26, 2015
fantastic read that explains how the greedy american bankers screwed most of the developed world in 2008
Michael Lewis is a very funny and entertaining writer. I couldn't put it down and bought copies for many of my friends.
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on May 18, 2015
Michael Lewis is a good writer, a little cynical sometimes and also a king at spotting hilarious behavior in the financial world; in the case of boomerang, he describes four contenders for the Big joke award, being Iceland,Greece,Ireland and Germany.
The story is short (200 pages) , precise and well documented as always, for the books Lewis writes.
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on July 17, 2014
One of the most interesting books of this type that I have read. The mind boggles at the greed, arrogance and stupidity of those who are supposedly leading the financial community in these countries.
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Michael Lewis has a voice and a critical intellect that shines through murky worlds where people want things kept obscure. There was a great deal of embarrassment, grief and loss following the finacial debacle of 2008. Lewis went on the road to investigate and as always spared no prisoners. His account in incisive, funny and well worth the read.
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