Michael Lewis' epic best-seller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye - and the whistle-blowers who tried to stop them. It's hilarious, terrifying and it's all true. "The greatest story of our age...Be very afraid." (John Arlidge, Sunday Times). "Thrilling, a masterclass." (Robert McCrum, Observer, Books of the Year). "Jaw-dropping, astonishing...Lewis has lit the touch paper." (Liam Halligan, Spectator). "The kind of writer who creates his own weather system." (John Lanchester, London Review of Books). "I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like." (Malcolm Gladwell).
A beautiful narrative, so well-written. You've got to get this -- Jon Stewart The Daily Show Dazzling... guaranteed to make blood boil... riveting -- Janet Maslin The New York Times Enthralling -- John Naughton Observer Michael Lewis knows how to tell a story Vanity Fair This book has the potential to spark a cultural uprising ... More than five years on from the Lehman collapse, Lewis has lit the touch paper on the mother of all debates about Wall Street and global finance -- Liam Halligan Spectator Compelling, a great yarn from beginning to end -- Daniel Finkelstein The Times When the stories of our times are told, there will be no more seminal documents than the books of Michael Lewis Guardian Who knew high-frequency trading was such a sexy subject? Bloomberg Business Week Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age Huffington Post Michael Lewis is a genius, and his book will give high-frequency trading a much-needed turn under the microscope -- Kevin Roose New York Magazine Flash Boys is remarkable for its moral outrage as it reveals how high-frequency traders have hoodwinked both investors and the public ... He is that rare beast: an insider who writes lucid, jargon-free prose and who never loses track of his ultimate responsibility to the story Daily Telegraph Remarkable ... Michael Lewis has a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects Financial Times He tracks down the men who worked out what was going wrong and exposed it -- John Arlidge Sunday Times Score one for the humans! Critics of high speed, computer-driven trading have a new champion CNN Money If you own stock, you need to read Flash Boys ... and then call your broker Entertainment Weekly 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 The Wall Street Journal I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like -- Malcolm Gladwell Probably the best current writer in America -- Tom Wolfe
Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters), the breakneck tour of Europe's post-crunch economy, Boomerang, and the bestselling expose of high-speed financial scams, Flash Boys. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.