The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Brilliantly written and a fascinating look at how the global financial crisis all kicked off (although it wasn’t a global crisis per se)

Brilliantly written and offering a chance to learn just what caused the 2008 financial crisis. Readers are taken on a journey of greed, recklessness and mind-blowing largesse by the banking industry and the few people who saw the money roundabout about to crash.

Despite the sometimes eye-rotating financial complexities, Lewis lays down an explanation that is easy to follow.

Both book and movie of The Big Short are highly recommended.