A cracking read about high frequency trading as told by Michael Lewis (The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, The Fifth Risk and more). I didn’t read a single review before purchasing this because I’ve read (most of) the author’s previous books and rate them all highly.
Michael Lewis’ method of storytelling is to lay out the facts in a readable format. The subject matter – high frequency trading – is complicated yet in Flash Boys, it’s deconstructed and explained in an engaging manner.
Of course, as with his other books, the author has sprinkled in many ‘wow’ moments and juicy details.