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02-21-2012, 01:23 PM
I polished this off over the weekend. Michael Lewis looks at the sovereign debt crisis from the perspectives of Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany and the U.S. I don't think this book is as good as Moneyball or The Big Short, which I've also read. But, it does give a good feel for just how bad this crisis is, and you get the clear impression that there is more to come here in the U.S., particularly in our cities.
The chapter on Greece is entitled, "And they're the ones who invented math."
02-23-2012, 12:43 PM
I just wrapped up Too Big to Fail. I'm looking forward to picking this up. Also, I hear that Eddie Murphy is fantastic in the film adaptation.
06-25-2012, 12:03 PM
I recently finished Boomerang. It's not as good as Lewis' other works. In fact, its surprisingly short, made to feel shorter because I already read half the book for free in Vanity Fair columns.
Still in interesting read, but I was expecting more.
And the German chapter is just creepy...
06-25-2012, 03:29 PM
Not sure I will read Boomerang for a while, but have read Lewis' other books. I think Michael Lewis and Laura Hillenbrand are two of the very best writers in the US today.
The Blind Side is an excellent book as well as the usuals - Moneyball, Big Short and Liar's Poker.
He also has a book out about the joys of fatherhood that is an easy, fun read (forgot the title).