Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
"Guaranteed to make blood boil." --Janet Maslin, New York Times
In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together--some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries--to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.
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About the AuthorMichael Lewis grew up in New Orleans and has degrees from Princeton and the London School of Economics. Formerly a bond salesman with Salomon Brothers, he is the author of the runaway international bestseller, Liar's Poker. He holds an adjunct professorship at the University of California - Berkeley's journalism school and lives in Berkeley with his wife, Tabitha Soren.
Michael Lewis does it again . . . fascinating.--Steven Pearlstein
Michael Lewis is a genius, and his book will give high-frequency trading a much-needed turn under the microscope.--Kevin Roose
Michael Lewis knows how to tell a story.
A fast-paced tale backed by gutsy reporting.--Tina Jordan
Score one for the humans! Critics of high speed, computer-driven trading have a new champion.
Who knew high-frequency trading was such a sexy subject?
Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age.
[Lewis] is a top-flight storyteller.--Lev Grossman
A tour de force that will grab and hold your attention like the best of thrillers.--Jon Talton
Lewis simply tells the truth.--Will Deener
Michael Lewis has another hit on his hands.--Zachary Warmbrodt and Dave Clarke
Lewis, as always, is exceedingly good at describing the complexities and absurdities of the subculture he portrays here... A deeply entertaining book, and one that illuminates how much our world has changed in less than a decade.--Hector Tobar
Important to public debate about Wall Street... in exposing what one of his central characters calls the 'Pandora's box of ridiculousness' that financial exchanges have become.--Philip Delves Broughton
Remarkable... Michael Lewis has a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects.
A beautiful narrative, so well-written. You've got to get this.--Jon Stewart
When it comes to narrative skill, a reporter's curiosity and an uncanny instinct for the pulse of the zeitgeist, Lewis is a triple threat.--James B. Stewart
Lewis writes about the resilience of underdogs, even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. He's doing essential work, and anything that embarrasses fat cats and encourages reform is a flash in the right direction.--Julie Hinds
[Lewis's] ability to find compelling characters and tell a great story through their eyes is unparalleled. He can untangle complex subjects like few others. His prose sparkles.--Joe Nocera
As always, Lewis simplifies the complex--and makes it fascinating.
Entirely engaging... Illuminates a part of Wall Street that has generally done business in the shadows.
Flash Boys richly deserves to be the first chapter in a new discussion of market rules and abuses... Lewis raises troubling and necessary questions.