I found this book very helpful in understanding the intricacies of the housing and finance bubbles that formed over the last fifteen years. The system of cross referencing allowed me to follow threads as well as the standard narrative of the books chapters. As with any subject the complicated there were areas where I needed more explanation. However I found this book to be far easier to understand than the majority on this topic. Faisal's access to and familiarity with some of the key players added depth and personality to what can be a dry topic.