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Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2013
Without engaging in a lengthy critical review, I strongly argue that this interpretation of events drew too heavily on not only unrelated but also unsubstantiated personal subject matter (Zuckerman's fetish of cyclically referring to Paulson's supposed quiet but womanizing nature, for example) and not enough on cogent, fact-based explanatory and analytically-insightful deconstructions of the market distortions that precipitated the Great Recession, and by extension the phenomenal short thereof.

Both objectively and subjectively, this book is seemingly written with the prose and haste characteristic of a junior high paper rushed the night before the due date and largely defined by the banal drama such a paper employs in an effort to distract readers from the near total absence of substance.

A much more insightful and stylistically better written book in my opinion is the Big Short by Michael Lewis.
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