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Flash Boys
Flash Boys
Price: £5.49

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good journalism, but somewhat unsatisfying, 15 April 2014
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Michael Lewis is trying to explain the inner workings of the stock markets to a broad audience. If you are a finance professional, the book lacks the kind of detail that would make it really satisfying. There is a much bigger story here than just the IEX founders and a lot of other characters and institutions are glossed over very lightly. The exchanges in particular and the regulators that created the rules of engagement hardly seem to bear any responsibility for the chaotic market structure that ensued. Where is any mention of the Fed and their view of financial deregulation and its effect on the banks? Why don't we hear more about who the HF traders actually are? The footnote on Citadel and E*Trade could have been a fascinating chapter on its own. It's a good story, but a partial picture at best.
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The Essential First Year
The Essential First Year
by Penelope Leach
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

7 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Evil, 5 Mar. 2011
Buy this book if you want to feel completely inadequate as a parent, guilty fordoing things like going to work to support your family, and giving your baby a bath when s/he is not in the mood.

I found Ms. Leach to be overbearing, preachy and completely out- of-touch with the reality of most new mothers. Her book left me so angry, I actually returned it.

A perfect guide to producing spoiled-brat children and stressed-out, insecure parents. Read it at your peril.
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