From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.
A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.
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EntertainingUser Review - Guru Pasupathy - Flipkart
The usual Michael Lewis style of simple humor laced with thoughtful observations leaving the reader to infer the meaning. A very good read indeed. Boomerang was funnier though! Read full review
A masterpiece indeedUser Review - Sunish Mathew P - Flipkart
The book is funny, and gives an inside view of wall street of the 1980s. Also it gives a pretty good picture of how the bond markets work. After reading, you (like the author) will also wonder why ... Read full review