Revue de presse
Each chapter is full of the kind of dialogue you do not hear even in the best-written Hollywood films ... Lewis is back (John Arlidge Sunday Times )
No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis (Michiko Kakutani New York Times )
Hugely entertaining (Economist )
If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis's, The Big Short (Steven Pearlstein Washington Post )
The Big Short is superb: Michael Lewis doing what he does best, illuminating the idiocy, madness and greed of modern finance ... But what truly sets Michael Lewis apart from other writers is his craft ... the end result is devastating (Salon )
Eagerly anticipated ... A triumph ... Lewis builds the tension of this tug-of-war expertly, so much so that The Big Short reads like a thriller (Antonia Senior Times )
Lewis creates magnificent financial set-pieces (James Buchan Guardian )
Lewis is hugely entertaining a terrifying story, superbly well told (David Flusfeder Daily Telegraph )
Présentation de l'éditeur
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair
The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.
Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.