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Short on plot
on 14 December 2010
I bought this book because I enjoyed Lewis' first book Liars Poker. I was somewhat disappointed in this, his latest book.
The Big Short told me little that I, an unsophisticated market follower, did not already know about the latest market crash/scandal/disaster. The story line was kind of weak and the character development somewhat disjointed: kind of like he tried to make up something to make a technical presentation interesting to the laymen.
What I did get out of it was an understanding/appreciation of the financial instruments and thinking behind their creation, that underlined the latest market problem. That alone, for me, made the book worth reading.