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Flash Boys : Cracking the money code - Michael Lewis

Flash Boys

Cracking the money code

Hardcover

Published: 31st March 2014
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The story of Michael Lewis's new book is so hot that we can't talk about it yet . . .

All we can say is that it involves Wall Street and features a cast of misfits and oddballs doing things with stupefying amounts of money and data that will have you by turns shocked, outraged, laughing, tearing your hair out, cheering - but throughout sitting on the very edge of your seat.

The story is so big, so vitally important to us all, that only one person could tell it - Michael Lewis, the master of the Big Story.

About the Author

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters) and Boomerang. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.

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Flashy

By Rabs

from Melbourne, AU

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Pros

  • Deeply Informative

Cons

  • Limited Appeal

Best Uses

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Comments about Flash Boys:

Was a great book to read, very in depth about the uses of HFT, but on the down side, if you have no knowledge of financial markets you may find it a little hard to understand at times. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, Lewis writes very well.

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A beautiful narrative, so well-written. You've got to get this -- Jon Stewart The Daily Show Dazzling... guaranteed to make blood boil... riveting -- Janet Maslin The New York Times Enthralling -- John Naughton Observer Michael Lewis knows how to tell a story Vanity Fair This book has the potential to spark a cultural uprising ... More than five years on from the Lehman collapse, Lewis has lit the touch paper on the mother of all debates about Wall Street and global finance -- Liam Halligan Spectator Compelling, a great yarn from beginning to end -- Daniel Finkelstein The Times When the stories of our times are told, there will be no more seminal documents than the books of Michael Lewis Guardian Who knew high-frequency trading was such a sexy subject? Bloomberg Business Week Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age Huffington Post Michael Lewis is a genius, and his book will give high-frequency trading a much-needed turn under the microscope -- Kevin Roose New York Magazine Flash Boys is remarkable for its moral outrage as it reveals how high-frequency traders have hoodwinked both investors and the public ... He is that rare beast: an insider who writes lucid, jargon-free prose and who never loses track of his ultimate responsibility to the story Daily Telegraph Remarkable ... Michael Lewis has a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects Financial Times He tracks down the men who worked out what was going wrong and exposed it -- John Arlidge Sunday Times Score one for the humans! Critics of high speed, computer-driven trading have a new champion CNN Money If you own stock, you need to read Flash Boys ... and then call your broker Entertainment Weekly Important to public debate about Wall Street ... in exposing what one of his central characters calls the 'Pandora's box of ridiculousness' that financial exchanges have become -- Philip Delves Broughton The Wall Street Journal I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like -- Malcolm Gladwell Probably the best current writer in America -- Tom Wolfe

ISBN: 9780241003633
ISBN-10: 0241003636
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1