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Another Michael Lewis gem!,
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This review is from: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Hardcover)
Contrary to the whining horde of "munificent" 1-Star allocating-Kindle owners, I actually read the book. Yes, through that "antique" medium, a hardcover printed edition. A medium which allows me to lend it out, have it signed by the author, pick it up in 20 years once more (after Michael Lewis pens the sequel), and place it prominently alongside other Michael Lewis volumes on the book shelves of my homely reading room.
I refrain from a comprehensive review, given that numerous detailed and persuasive reviews appear on these pages, regrettably buried amongst an alarming preponderance of peeved Kindle owners, who have instead opted to commandeer the reviews for purely self-centered reasons. Reasons completely unrelated to the narrative. (Instead of unfairly skewing the book reviews of The Big Short, Amazon provides Kindle owners with the appropriate forum to voice complaints (below the book image): Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle!)
The Big Short is an interesting read, written in the delightful, thoroughly investigated, and remarkably enlightened style to which Michael Lewis aficionados are accustomed. While the book certainly doesn't encompass the entire body of the financial crisis, The Big Short provides an interesting account on some unlikely luminaries engaged in the markets prior and during the heights of the recent financial crisis. The book merits a prominent place amongst a collection of texts recounting products and players that contributed to the rise and fall of financial institutions, markets, and concepts.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2010 7:45:52 AM PDT
This guy is a Norton shill who has placed similar negative comments on each 1-star rating in an attempt to discredit them. More of Lewis and Norton's attempt to maximize their take on this book. Those 1-star rating are just as valid as this 5-star in fact more so. They are biased and self-serving to the publisher and author.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2010 12:41:45 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2010 6:07:26 AM PDT
Bathsheba Robie says:
FYI-This book is not available on Kindle. At least in the US. I tried to download it to my Kindle-enabled PC and I couldn't.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2010 2:28:33 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 8, 2010 12:50:17 PM PDT
Kim Scheinberg says:
Even though not available as a Kindle ebook I see it is available on the iTunes Store as an ebook for $23.95.
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