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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis

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This book felt like it took me an insanely long time to read. I started out trying to figure out word-for-word what happened. After a while, I kind of gave up on understanding it all. Luckily, Lewis seemed to support this with a general attitude of don't-worry-if-it-doesn't-make-sense-to-you-that-was-the-problem-it-didn't-make-rational-sense. 

After that, the book went much quicker. 

The story itself was very confusing, which is pretty much the point of the whole book, however I think Lewis did a relatively good job explaining everything and trying to make sense of it all. 

By the end, the book also went quicker because it was annoyingly repetitive. Lewis covers the events from various perspectives, which often leads to telling the same story over and over again. It got a little boring at times. 

I did like that this was a non-fiction book that was character-driven. It made the whole story more interesting. I was honestly more interested in most of their personal lives than anything going on within the stock market. Clearly I am not a person who cares about financial dramas. 

This is a good comprehensive look at the events leading up to the stock market crash. Confusing at times, I think Lewis does a good job of cutting through some of the confusion to help explain the complete chaos that unfolded. 

Overall, good read.